Digital Orthophoto and Contour Data Fees

Digital Orthometric Photography


Product Type Fee
Minimum Purchase < 40 Acres $40.00
40 Acres $50.00
80 Acres $70.00
320 Acres $150.00
1-36 Sections Per Section: $200.00
37-72 Sections Per Section: $100.00

The cost for 73 or more sections is based on a negotiated price. The cost for special requests would be the data cost plus $50 per hour.

Minnesota Geospatial Commons
2013 digital aerial photography for Washington County is available for free download at Minnesota Geospatial Commons.

Digital 2-foot Contours - year 2000*


Product Type Fee
Minimum order $200.00
20 Acres $200.00 Plus $5.00 for Each Additional Acre
40 Acres $300.00 Plus $5.00 for Each Additional Acre
80 Acres $500.00 Plus $4.00 for Each Additional Acre
320 Acres $1,400.00 Plus $2.00 for Each Additional Acre
1-36 Sections Per Section: $2,000.00
37-72 Sections Per Section: $500.00

The cost for 73 or more sections is based on a negotiated price. The cost for special requests would be the data cost plus $50 per hour.

*2-foot contour data acquired by Washington County in April 2000 is expired. The data is only available by special request.

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
The most current digital elevation data is available for free download at the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office MnGeo. It consists of LiDAR elevation data acquired by the Minnesota DNR.

Digital Data License Agreement


All digital data must be obtained through a license agreement and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the license will result in a termination of the agreement and return of the data.

Government Pricing
Survey and Land Management products are available to federal, state and local units of government and their agencies, and other public agencies, at a 50% discount except products subject to a minimum charge, products that are discount exempt, and digital data subject to government sharing.

Government sharing of electronic geospatial data is subject to the terms and conditions of Section 16E.30, Subd. 11, Minnesota Statutes.