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Agricultural Districts, 2016 updates

March 21, 2016 -- Agricultural district data (in PDF, KML, and shapefile formats) has been updated for 14 counties: Chautauqua, Erie, Herkimer, Livingston, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Sullivan, Ulster, and Yates.

Septic Systems in New York State

June 22, 2015 -- Septic system data aggregated by Census tract, from NYS Water Resources Institute.

Agricultural Districts, 2015 updates

April 08, 2015 -- Agricultural district data (in PDF, KML, and shapefile formats) has been updated for 10 counties: Albany, Allegany, Chenango, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery, Oneida, Ontario, Schenectady, and Wyoming.

Tompkins County Building Outlines, 2014

November 20, 2014 -- Tompkins County Building Outlines have been updated for 2014. (The previous version dates from 2005.)

Tompkins County Land Use / Land Cover, 2012 update

November 13, 2014 -- This is the 2012 update of the older Tompkins County Land Use / Land Cover dataset. (The previous version dates from 2007.)

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2014

July 22, 2014 -- The 2014 Tompkins County tax parcels are now available.

Agricultural Districts, 2014 updates

March 26, 2014 -- Agricultural district data (in PDF, KML, and shapefile formats) has been updated for 15 counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Livingston, Madison, Orange, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, and Ulster

Nassau County Freshwater Wetlands

September 10, 2013 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands (minor updates) for Nassau County are now available.

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2013

July 17, 2013 -- The 2013 Tompkins County tax parcels are now available.

Tompkins County Election Districts

July 09, 2013 -- Election districts for Tompkins County have been updated for 2013-2014.

Tompkins County Polling Places

July 09, 2013 -- Polling places for Tompkins County have been updated for 2013-2014.

Suffolk County Freshwater Wetlands

July 03, 2013 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands (minor updates) for Suffolk County are now available.

Cornell Campus Tree Inventory, 2012 update

April 02, 2013 -- The Cornell University Campus Tree Inventory has been updated to account for tree removals, missing trees, and new plantings since the original 2009 data release.

Columbia County Freshwater Wetlands

March 08, 2013 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands (minor updates) for Columbia county are now available.

Rensselaer County Freshwater Wetlands

March 08, 2013 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands (minor updates) for Rensselaer county are now available.

Agricultural Districts, 2013 updates

February 25, 2013 -- Agricultural district data (in PDF, KML, and shapefile formats) has been updated for 14 counties: Chemung, Chenango, Erie, Greene, Livingston, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Putnam, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Steuben, Tioga, and Wyoming.

Jefferson County Freshwater Wetlands

December 14, 2012 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands (minor updates) for Jefferson county are now available.

Suffolk County Freshwater Wetlands

October 09, 2012 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands (minor updates) for Suffolk county are now available.

7.5-minute Quad Index

August 23, 2012 -- An index of all New York 7.5-minute quads is now available as a shapefile. CUGIR quad names have been updated to match those currently used by the USGS. Former and alternate quad names can still be found by searching CUGIR. For example, a search for the former NYS quad name "Brandon" will find "Bay Pond", which is the current USGS and NYS name for the quad. All the various names and identifiers are included in the quad index.

Scheduled Power Outage

June 01, 2012 -- Mann Library (including our server room) will be without power much of Saturday, June 2, and CUGIR will not be available. Power will be restored by 3 pm.

Jefferson County Freshwater Wetlands

April 17, 2012 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Jefferson county are now available.

Agricultural Districts, 2012 updates

March 16, 2012 -- Agricultural district data (in PDF, KML, and shapefile formats) has been updated for 17 counties: Albany, Allegany, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schuyer, Steuben, Washington, and Westchester.

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2011

January 05, 2012 -- The 2011 Tompkins County tax parcels are now available, as a shapefile or as a DWG file (for CAD applications).

Tompkins County 2-foot topographic Contours

December 09, 2011 -- Derived from LiDAR data, these detailed shapefiles depict the elevation across Tompkins County towns.

Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer Freshwater Wetlands

December 06, 2011 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer counties are now available.

Erie County Freshwater Wetlands

December 01, 2011 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Erie County are now available.

Niagara County Freshwater Wetlands

October 10, 2011 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Niagara County are now available.

USDA NASS 2010 Cropland Data Layer

May 26, 2011 -- Raster dataset of New York State, classified by 2010 crop at a resolution of 30m.

Agricultural Districts in PDF and KML formats

March 29, 2011 -- Agricultural districts from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are now available PDF and KML formats that do not require specialized GIS software. The data for each county can now be viewed on a printable map in PDF format. The KML format can be viewed in Google Earth.

Agricultural Districts, 2011 updates

March 08, 2011 -- Updated agricultural districts for the following New York counties are now available in shapefile format: Broome, Chautauqua, Chemung, Delaware, Essex, Madison, Niagara, Ontario, Otsego, Rensselaer, Steuben, Tioga, Ulster, Wayne, and Wyoming. PDF and KML formats for all counties will be coming soon...

Ontario County Freshwater Wetlands

February 14, 2011 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Ontario County are now available.

Orange County Freshwater Wetlands

February 14, 2011 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Orange County are now available.

Onondaga County Freshwater Wetlands

December 17, 2010 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Onondaga County are now available.

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2010

December 14, 2010 -- The 2010 Tompkins County tax parcels are now available, in shapefile and DWG (CAD) format.

Tompkins County Municipal Boundaries

December 10, 2010 -- Updated in 2010, these municipal boundaries within Tompkins County include changes in Dryden and Trumansburg.

Erie County Freshwater Wetlands

November 17, 2010 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Erie County are now available.

Nassau County Freshwater Wetlands

November 17, 2010 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Nassau County are now available.

USDA NASS 2002 Cropland Data Layer

August 24, 2010 -- Raster dataset of New York State, classified by 2002 crop at a resolution of 30m.

USDA NASS 2008 Cropland Data Layer

August 24, 2010 -- Raster dataset of New York State, classified by 2008 crop at a resolution of 56m.

USDA NASS 2009 Cropland Data Layer

August 24, 2010 -- Raster dataset of New York State, classified by 2009 crop at a resolution of 56m.

Niagara County Freshwater Wetlands

March 31, 2010 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Niagara County are now available.

Cornell University Campus Tree Inventory

March 10, 2010 -- New data: An inventory of almost 8000 trees in the non-natural areas of the main Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.

Village of Cayuga Heights Street Tree Inventory

March 10, 2010 -- New data: An inventory of over 2500 street trees in the Village of Cayuga Heights, Tompkins County, NY.

Erie County Freshwater Wetlands

March 08, 2010 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Erie County are now available.

SSURGO Soils Updates

February 23, 2010 -- SSURGO soils spatial data updates have been published by NRCS for the following NY counties: Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, and Yates.

Agricultural Districts, 2010 updates

February 09, 2010 -- Updated agricultural districts for the following New York counties are now available: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chemung, Chenango, Erie, Fulton, Genesee, Monroe, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, and Washington.

Tompkins County Buildings in DWG format

December 08, 2009 -- CAD users can now download the Tompkins County building footprints in DWG format. (Previously only available as a shapefile.)

Tompkins County Parcels in DWG format

December 08, 2009 -- CAD users can now download the 2009 Tompkins County tax parcels in DWG format. (Previously only available as a shapefile.)

Chenango County Freshwater Wetlands

September 24, 2009 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Chenango County are now available

Orange County Freshwater Wetlands

September 24, 2009 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Orange County are now available.

Cattaraugus County SSURGO soils data

September 02, 2009 -- Cattaraugus County SSURGO soils spatial data updated

Chautauqua County SSURGO soils data

September 02, 2009 -- Chautauqua County SSURGO soils spatial data updated

Seneca Nation of Indians SSURGO soils data

September 02, 2009 -- Seneca Nation of Indians SSURGO soils spatial data updated

Wyoming County SSURGO soils data

September 02, 2009 -- Wyoming County SSURGO soils spatial data updated

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2009

August 17, 2009 -- New parcel boundaries for 2009 are available, with additional information (property class, address, and school district) from the Real Property Services (RPS) database.

Ulster County Freshwater Wetlands

June 17, 2009 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands for Ulster County are now available.

Oneida and Herkimer Agricultural Districts

June 03, 2009 -- Updated agricultural districts for Oneida and Herkimer counties are now available. The new shapefiles for these counties include properties added during the annual open enrollments since the last district certification dates.

Erie County SSURGO Soils Data

May 29, 2009 -- Erie County SSURGO soils spatial data updated.

STATSGO2 General Soils Map

May 28, 2009 -- STATSGO2 data for New York state is now available.

Tompkins County Land Use and Land Cover 2007

April 20, 2009 -- The Tompkins County Planning Department has released a new landcover shapefile that is based on the 2007 NYS orthophotos. This dataset updates the existing 1995-era dataset, also available in CUGIR.

Agricultural Districts, 2009 updates

February 13, 2009 -- Updated agricultural districts for the following New York counties are now available: Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Seneca, Steuben, Ulster, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2008

October 27, 2008 -- New parcel boundaries for 2008 are available, with additional information (property class, address, and school district) from the Real Property Services (RPS) database.

Monroe County Freshwater Wetlands

September 26, 2008 -- Updated NYSDEC freshwater wetlands for Monroe County are now available.

New York Ocean and Great Lakes Atlas

September 10, 2008 -- The New York Ocean and Great Lakes Ecosystem Conservation Council has created an online Atlas, which offers webmapping and downloads of hundreds of data sets related to the ecosystems of the Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean watersheds.

Chenango County Freshwater Wetlands

August 08, 2008 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater wetlands for Chenango County are now available.

Seneca County Freshwater Wetlands

August 08, 2008 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater wetlands for Seneca County are now available.

Erie County Freshwater wetlands

June 18, 2008 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater wetlands for Erie County are now available.

Niagara County freshwater wetlands

June 18, 2008 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater wetlands for Niagara County are now available.

MRLC 1992 and 2001 Land Cover

June 05, 2008 -- The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium has created raster datasets at 30m resolution, representing landcover classifications for years 1992 and 2001. MRLC also has datasets representing 2001 tree canopy (percentage), 2001 urban imperviousness (percentage), and landcover change from 1992 to 2001.

Orange County freshwater wetlands

May 14, 2008 -- Updated NYSDEC Freshwater wetlands for Orange County are now available.

Agricultural Districts shapefiles

April 17, 2008 -- Agricultural districts (from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets) for all available counties have been converted to UTM (NAD83) shapefiles. District boundaries for some counties have been updated for 2008.

Saratoga County freshwater wetlands

April 09, 2008 -- Updated DEC Freshwater wetlands for Saratoga are now available.

8-digit Watershed Boundaries for New York State

February 29, 2008 -- This shapefile is derived from the USGS dataset of nation-wide 1:250,000-scale hydrologic units, and contains those watersheds that intersect New York State.

Historical Land Cover, 1938-2000

February 27, 2008 -- These new shapefiles from the Lake Ontario Biocomplexity Project provide historical land cover classifications for the watersheds near Sandy Pond and Fair Haven, NY.

Hudson River Valley Gap Analysis 30m Land Cover

December 05, 2007 -- This raster dataset, provided by the Hudson River Estuary Program, presents landcover classification at 30m resolution for the counties of the Hudson River Valley. This dataset was derived from Landsat-5 satellite imagery from 1992 and 1993.

Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2007

August 15, 2007 -- New parcel boundaries available, with additional information (property class, address, and school district) from the Real Property Services (RPS) database.

CUGIR service restored

May 25, 2007 -- The planned move of the CUGIR server has been completed. Please notify us via the contact form if you encounter any problems.

Updated data available

April 25, 2007 -- DEC Freshwater wetlands for Onondaga County

New data available

March 28, 2007 -- Allegheny River basins (stream basins of the Allegheny River watershed in western New York).

New data available

March 22, 2007 -- French Creek Basins (stream basins of the French Creek watershed in western New York).

Updated data available

January 30, 2007 -- Agricultural districts for the following New York counties: Clinton, Cortland, Genesee, Livingston, Saratoga, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne.

New data available

December 19, 2006 -- Election districts for Tompkins County, 2005 and 2006.

New data available

December 19, 2006 -- Polling places for Tompkins County, 2006.

New data available

November 07, 2006 -- Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2006.

New data available

October 26, 2006 -- Hudson River Estuary sedimentary environment, from the Hudson River Estuary Program.

New data available

October 23, 2006 -- Hudson River Estuary sediment type, from the Hudson River Estuary Program.

New data available

September 28, 2006 -- Hudson River Estuary shoreline, from the Hudson River Estuary Program.

New data available

September 25, 2006 -- New York Great Lakes Stream Basins. This dataset provides polygon coverage of the basins in the Great Lakes tributary watersheds of New York state, except for the Genesee, Black, Salmon, and Oswego Rivers.

New data available

September 21, 2006 -- In response to several requests from users, we've made available a statewide county boundaries data set with selected demographic data included.

Change in CUGIR data distribution

September 06, 2006 -- In an effort to make it easier for users to obtain the most up-to-date data available, and because some data provider's sites provide functionality that is not available in CUGIR, we are moving to a hybrid model of data distribution. Many datasets will continue to be available for direct download from CUGIR, but for others, only metadata and link to the provider's website will be available. Currently, the only data affected by this change are SSURGO soils data for NYS counties and other survey areas.

Updated data available

June 05, 2006 -- SSURGO soils for Delaware County and for the St. Regis-Mohawk reservation.

Updated data available

May 19, 2006 -- DEC Freshwater wetlands for Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

Updated data available

April 04, 2006 -- Municipal Boundaries for Tompkins County (2005)

New data available

February 23, 2006 -- Wind resource of Tompkins County, at 70m and at 80m.

CUGIR has a new interface!

February 16, 2006 -- Please see the About page to learn more about the new features in CUGIR.

Updated data available

February 08, 2006 -- Building outlines for Tompkins County.

Updated data available

February 03, 2006 -- SSURGO soils for Albany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chemung, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Hamilton, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Onondaga, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schuyler, and Westchester counties, and the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation.

Updated data available

February 03, 2006 -- DEC Freshwater wetlands for Nassau County.

Updated data available

February 02, 2006 -- Agricultural districts for Broome, Chautauqua, Columbia, Erie, Franklin, Greene, Herkimer, Jefferson, Madison, Niagara, Onondaga, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, and Yates counties.

CUGIR web mapping status

November 22, 2005 -- CUGIR web map previews will be unavailable until we configure a replacement server and upgrade the application software. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Updated data available

October 24, 2005 -- Tompkins County Road Centerlines, 2005

New data available

October 19, 2005 -- Tompkins County Tax Parcels 2005

Updated data available

October 19, 2005 -- 11-digit Hydrologic Unit Boundaries, New York State, 2005

New data available

June 15, 2005 -- Hudson River Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Updated data available

June 09, 2005 -- DEC Freshwater Wetlands for Saratoga County

New data available

May 11, 2005 -- SSURGO Soils for Cattaraugus and Chemung counties, Akwesasne Territory; St. Regis-Mohawk reservation, and Seneca Nations (Allegany and Cattaraugus reservations)

Updated data available

May 11, 2005 -- SSURGO Soils for Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Genesee, Hamilton, Madison, Monroe, St. Lawrence, and Niagara counties

New and updated data available

January 27, 2005 -- 91 updated Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) including a few new DRGs for 7.5-minute quads along borders with Massachusetts and New York State

Updated data available

January 27, 2005 -- Agricultural Districts for Albany, Cayuga, Columbia, Dutchess, Genesee, Lewis, Montgomery, Oswego, Putnam, Steuben, Sullivan, and Washington counties


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