skip to content | skip to navigation


NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

GIS Data Set Details

Data Set Name Description Theme Metadata
Discover GIS Data NY The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation obtained 9 inch by 9inch paper prints of panchromatic aerial photographs from the US Army Corps of Engineers for internal use and distribution to the general public. The photos cover portions of the shorelines of Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Niagara and St. Lawrence rivers. The photography was flown in 1978 and 1986 at a scale of 1:5000. DEC staff scanned the majority of the photos at 400 DPI. The remainder of the photos are planned to be scanned. The digital images were compressed to MrSID images with an average size of 5.3 MB. These images are available for download from the NYS GIS Clearinghouse ftp servers. The photos are not geo-referenced and the photo center locations are approximate.  Hydrography

Supporting Documentation

1978 coverage  1986 coverage

To view the location and download a photo or a zip of multiple photos in the Discover GIS Data NY Application, please use the
info tool. info tool

For the GIS user, downloadable shape files that contain links to download the images and zip files of the image groups are listed below .

1978 DEC photo polygons index file

1978 DEC photo point index file

1986 DEC photo polygons index file

1986 DEC photo point index file

This Dataset is Hosted by NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Please use the Contact Information (below) to make your request.


Contact Information:

Timothy Daly
625 Broadway
3rd Floor
Albany, New York  12233-2750

PH: 518-402-9872 E-Mail