Dakota County Minnesota: Mapping Common Interest Communities with County Tax Parcel Records Using GIS Technology

About the Author

Lynn Boergerhoff, MPH, conducts research on Common Interest Communities (CICs) as Community Association Atlas, LLC., in Lakeville, Minnesota. Lynn has managed research projects from design and methods through data collection, analysis and reporting. His research interests include the geography of CICs and their spatial relation to community services and resources as well as characteristics of CIC housing and households. He has worked with data from the American Community Survey, the American Housing Survey and local parcel data found in land records. He has presented his work at a Community Associations Institute conference, in the CAI Fact Book and in CAI-MN Community Living. Lynn has 9 year’s experience in CIC Board leadership. 

Steven Brumfield

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to common interest community research, development, and scholarship. Incorporated in 1975, the Foundation supports and conducts research in the community association industry.  Each year for the past several years, the Foundation has expanded its efforts to bring important community association data to a wider audience. For the recently published Community Association Fact Book 2018, the Foundation has sponsored a new Part Eight, Dakota County Minnesota: Mapping Common Interest Communities with County Tax Parcel Records Using GIS Technology. Please join the Foundation and help us with our goals.

Steven Y. Brumfield, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

President, 2019 - 2020, Foundation for Community Association Research

Caroline Record

The new Part Eight that President Brumfield mentioned is a demonstration project funded by a grant from the Foundation for Community Association Research. In this report, Lynn Boergerhoff, MPH, describes a systematic method using Geographic Information System (GIS) software to identify and map townhomes, condominiums and cooperatives using parcel data found in the land records from Dakota County, Minnesota. The result is a first look at how parcel data might be used to explore the geography of community associations and their spatial relation to community services and resources important to Aging-in-Place. FCAR has several research projects underway. Check us out. Contact FCAR staff: Dave Jennings or Jake Gold.

Caroline Record, Esq.

President-Elect & Chair of the Research Committee, 2019 - 2020, Foundation for Community Association Research

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