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Data Sources

There are numerous websites that provide GIS data:


New York State:

Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository  This site provides geospatial data for New York state with special emphasis on those natural features relevant to agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interactions.

New York State GIS Clearinghouse  This site also supports the download of orthoimagery and other spatial data layers for New York State.  Some data sets from the clearinghouse are only available to members.  Buffalo State is a member of the clearinghouse.  If you need access to member only data please email Mary Perrelli at

National Data Sets


The National Atlas - small scale data sets

The National Map

US Census Bureau - American Community Survey, Deccenial Census, ect.

USDA Geospatial Data Gateway-  Environmental and Natural Resource data for the US






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