GCSWCD provides GIS mapping and other services for individuals in Greene County. Individuals including landowners, farmers, developers, realtors, and engineers can utilize these services to help make wise land management decisions.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for analyzing and displaying geographically referenced information. This collection of data can be used for thematic mapping in which the users can display several different layers of data for any given geographic area to create a custom map. For example, wetland maps can be superimposed upon tax parcel boundaries to display regulated areas.
What information is available?
GCSWCD has access to geographic data on natural resources throughout Greene County including, but not limited to:
- Aerial Photography
- Agricultural Districts
- FEMA Floodplains
- Real Property Tax Parcels
- Soil Boundaries
- State and Federal Wetlands
- Watershed Boundaries
How can I obtain maps from GCSWCD?
For more information about the GIS services GCSWCD may provide, contact the GCSWCD Main Office at 518-622-3620.
Fees for mapping services are charged as follows:
- $40 per hour
- $2 per 8 1/2” x 11”
- $4 per 11” x 17”
- $20 per 24” x 36”
Printed maps can be sent through US mail or picked up at the GCSWCD Main Office between 8:00am-4:30pm on Monday-Friday. A GCSWCD staff member will be available to explain the maps and the information they represent. Please contact the GCSWCD Main Office by phone at 518-622-3620 to confirm the availability of staff for picking up printed maps.
Digital maps (PDF format) are also available and can be e-mailed.
Disclaimer: GIS maps prepared by GCSWCD use the most current data available. They are deemed accurate but are not guaranteed. GCSWCD is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the data and does not necessarily endorse any interpretations or products derived from the data. GIS data does not replace onsite inspection or survey.
Can I view GIS data and make maps myself?
Yes, GIS data can be viewed and maps can be made using the web maps. Web maps are interactive mapping applications that convey GIS data over the internet. Web maps allow the user control over the data displayed, with the ability to choose the data layers, extents, and location shown on the screen. Many web maps allow users to create PDFs or print maps.
Some helpful web maps which contain information about Greene County include:
- Greene Web Map: https://gis.gcgovny.com/greenewebmap/
- Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Resource Mapper: https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/erm/
- FEMA Flood Map Service Center: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search
- Hudson Valley Natural Resource Mapper: https://gisservices.dec.ny.gov/gis/hvnrm/
- National Wetlands Inventory Wetlands Mapper: https://www.fws.gov/wetlands/data/mapper.html
- USDA Web Soil Survey: https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm