About Us

About Us

Welcome to the New York State Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse, operated by NYS ITS Geospatial Services (formerly the GIS Program Office), was established to disseminate information about New York's Statewide GIS Coordination Program and to provide access to New York State GIS Data Resources.

Additionally, the Clearinghouse provides information about Federal GIS resources, including downloadable data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the USGS; GIS user groups throughout New York; and a NYS GIS-related listserv. We also hope to provide a forum for New York State GIS users to showcase their projects and share their ideas and innovations with others.

We encourage your contributions, participation, and feedback in making the New York State GIS Clearinghouse a dynamic and robust resource. If you have projects you would like to showcase or other GIS-related information that might be useful to GIS users, please contact us. Let us know what resources you would like to see on the site and how we can make the site more useful to you -- we'll look forward to hearing from you.

Electronic Discussion List

The New York State GIS List (GISNY-L) is an open, unmoderated list developed to promote discussion of GIS-related subjects, particularly GIS issues or projects in New York. The list accepts most of the standard distribution list commands.

*Please note that the list does not allow you to subscribe a particular e-mail address; it will automatically use the one from which your subscription message was sent. Therefore, you need to subscribe from your e-mail system, rather than over the Web. And if you use more than one e-mail account, be sure to subscribe from the same one that you want to receive the list messages.

All commands sent to the listserv must be sent as plain text, not as html. Please set the format option in your email program to plain text.

  • To subscribe, send an e-mail message to:
    • [email protected]
    • In the body of the message type the following message, where <Full Name> is the subscriber's name: subscribe gisny-l <Full Name>
  • To "post" to the list send e-mail to:
  • To "unsubscribe" to the GISNY List Serve, you may type the following in the body of the message:
    • (Make sure there is no other text in the body of the message but the text indicated above. Send your e-mail to [email protected])


Please do not post unrelated subject matter to the list. GISNY-L is maintained by the New York State Library

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Contact ITS Geospatial Services

Geospatial Services is part of the NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Chief Data Office.

Contact us by phone:

NYS ITS Geospatial Services - 518-242-5029

Contact us by email:

Mailing Address:

1220 Washington Avenue
Building 5 - Floor 1
Albany, NY 12226