First County in Minnesota to Make Geodata Available for Free with no Restrictions
The Ramsey County, Minnesota Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted to distribute county GIS data without fees or user licenses. If fees were kept in place the county expected to make just $3,000 in 2014. The fee schedule dates back to 1989; here's the current iteration. Web maps are currently from GeoCortex. Exactly how the data will be delivered is not yet decided.