Environmental Data Access
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) collects a wide variety of data on environmental conditions and pollution sources. Environmental Data Access provides convenient public access to much of this data. Select a category below to see its list of available data searches.
- Air quality
Air monitoring, facility emissions, air pollutants
- Contaminated Sites
Superfund, contaminated sites, voluntary cleanup
- Petroleum storage tanks
Registered tanks, tank leaks
- Recycling and pollution prevention
Recycling facilities, household hazardous waste collection
- Spatial data
Geospatial datasets, shapefiles
- Waste Management
- Water Quality
- What's in My Neighborhood?
Find a wide variety of environmental information about your community or any Minnesota locale of interest. Use text-based or map-based tools to search for information on businesses or activities regulated by the MPCA. In 2010, What's In My Neighborhood received a nationwide award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers as the year's most impressive effort to make state government more transparent and accountable.
The following links to related Minnesota government data are provided as a service.
- Data and maps: Twin Cities (Metropolitan Council) Data and maps offering key information about the Twin Cities region.
- Data Deli (Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources) DNR's site for providing raw computer-readable data for use in their GIS, image-processing, or traditional database environment. The site includes links to extensive and summary level data descriptions (metadata).
- Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse (MnGeo) A convenient source for geographic data, ranging from simple state maps to the complex geospatial data needed to power GIS applications.
- Minnesota Open Data Initiative (Minnesota OET) A catalog of Minnesota government data sources offered by state agencies.
- Minnesota Public Health Data Access (Minnesota Dept of Health) An online query and information system designed to provide public access to Minnesota data about health, the environment, and other risk factors that may impact public health.