Geography & Mapping
The New York State Data Center's Geography and Mapping site provides interactive query access to geographic boundary files, Census attribute data for various levels of statistical and political geography, and predefined thematic maps illustrating various economic and demographic characteristics of the population.
For the GIS user: we provide boundary files
for all Census statistical geographies, state governmental
units and legislative districts in MapInfo, ESRI, and
Maptitude formats. Statewide files are available as well as
individual counties. The map projection is the standard
latitude and longitude. ERSI users can use WGS1984 for their
For data analysts: we provide a large
collection of 2000 Census attribute data for the same
geographies as the boundary files including identification
code keys for linking in GIS.
For data presentation: we have a growing
collection of geographic reference and thematic maps of New
York by county.
Download Census Data and Geographic Files
Download Thematic Maps
2010 Census Tract and Municipal Reference Maps
2000 Census Tract and Municipal Reference Maps
Please note: Some of these files, such
as the statewide block level boundaries and attributes, are
very large and are impractical for download. If you need
these files you can request them on CD-ROM by choosing the
Also, not all geographic types or attribute types are
available for all locations. For example:
the county geographic type is not available for an individual county;
the county sub-division type is not available for New York City; and
Congressional, State Assembly and State Senate files are available as statewide geographic files only.
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