Metropolitan Council

Regional Parks and the American Community Survey

Progressing toward a more equitable use of regional parks


An organization-specific R package for curated templates, palettes, functions, and more!


Functions to pull sensor data, sensor IDs, and sensor configuration for MnDOT metro district

Square Lake Park Master Plan

Utilizing aggregated LBS data to asses activity patterns within Square Lake Park and estimated visitor home location

Monitoring public adherence to social distancing guidelines with traffic data

To estimate public adherence to social distancing guidelines during the Coronavirus outbreak, we analyzed departures from “typical” traffic volumes on the metro freeway system of the Twin Cities region. A robust modeling approach, open-source code …

Using location-based services data for calculating the transportation greenhouse gas emissions of communities in Minnesota's Metropolitan Region

It’s one thing to know that transportation is a significant cause of greenhouse gas emissions — it’s another to quantify how much. To address the scarcity of transportation emissions data in Minnesota, the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities has …

Twin Cities Rent Trends

Visualize rent and vacancy trends for cities, townships, and neighborhoods in the Twin Cities

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Estimating commercial and personal vehicle emissions with location-based services data

Minimum distance to COVID-19 testing facilities

A map series analyzing how COVID-19 testing centers are distributed across Minnesota


A set of reusable tools for calculating and visualizing annual regional parks use estimates