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NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

NYS Dept. of Transportation (DOT)

Data Formatting Information

  • File Format:
    • The data is distributed in ESRI geodatabase or shapefile format.
  • File Compression:
    • Files are compressed in the ZIP format.

22 Data Sets
  Data Set Name Description
1. NYS Average Annualized Daily Traffic
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Revised: 2015 data
A line shapefile showing traffic volumes on significant roads in New York State. Includes links to detailed, hourly reports for volume, speed, and vehicle classification data. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N.  
2. NYS Continuous Count Stations
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Revised: 2015 data
A point shapefile showing continuous traffic count stations in New York State. Includes links to detailed, hourly reports for volume, speed, and vehicle classification data. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N.  
3. NYS Short Duration Count Stations
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Revised: 2015 data
A point shapefile showing the locations of short-duration traffic studies on significant roads in New York State. Includes links to detailed, hourly reports for volume, speed, and vehicle classification data. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N.  
4. Bus Routes Intercity
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Vector line data of the intercity bus routes served by different carriers. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N. 
5. Bus Stations Intercity
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Vector point data of intercity bus station locations. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N. 
6. FHWA Urban Areas 2000
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Vector polygon file of New York State urban area boundaries based on the US Census Bureau's 2000 population count. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. 
7. Harn points
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New York State High Accuracy Reference Network (HARN) is a statewide monumentation both existing and established. HARN is an upgrade in accuracy of NAD 83 coordinates using Global Positioning System (GPS) observations. HARN was established to support the use of GPS by Federal, state, and local surveyors, geodesists, and many other applications. 
8. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) Boundaries
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Vector polygon file of New York State's Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) boundaries. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. 
9. NYS Bridges
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Revised: May 2016
Point layer of all New York State bridge that carry or cross a public road including general inventory attributes. Esri File Geodatabase format. Bridge ID Number (BIN) attribute used to identify each bridge. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright by NYS Dept of Transportation. 
10. NYS DOT Facilities
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Revised: May 2013
Point file of DOT facility locations including regional offices and maintenance residencies and other DOT facilities . Statewide coverage. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation.  
11. NYS DOT Residency Boundaries
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Revised: May 2013
Polygon shapefile of NYS Department of Transportation maintenance residency boundaries. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation. 
12. NYS Large Culverts
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Revised: May 2016
Point layer of large culverts (span between 5 and 20 feet) that carry state highway including general inventory attributes. Esri File Geodatabase format. Culvert ID Number (Culvert_BIN) attribute used to identify each large culvert. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. 
13. NYS Milepoint Linear Referencing System
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Revised: June 2016
Line shapefile of NYS Milepoint Routes with route IDs and measuring system. Statewide coverage of the FHWA Federal-Aid Eligible system. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N.  
14. NYS Railroad Freight Stations
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Revised: May 2013
Point shapefile of railroad freight stations. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation.  
15. NYS Railroad Junctions and Locations
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Revised: May 2013
Point shapefile of railroad junctions and locations. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18.  
16. NYS Railroad Lines
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Revised: May 2013
Line shapefile of active railroad lines. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation. 
17. NYS Railroad Passenger Stations
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Revised: May 2013
Point shapefile of railroad passenger stations. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation.  
18. NYS Reference Marker Route System
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Revised: May 2013
Measured line file representing NYSDOTs reference marker linear referencing method. Covers the state highway system in New York. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation.  
19. NYS Reference Markers
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Revised: May 2013
Point file of NYSDOT reference marker locations. PANEL attribute used to identify each reference marker. Statewide coverage. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation.  
20. NYS Roadway Inventory System Geodatabase
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Revised: 2014
A highway layer generated from NYSDOTs Roadway Inventory System showing roadway characteristics and administrative attributes. The layer covers the state highway system and major local roads that are part of the federal aid eligible system. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18N.  
21. NYS Tower Locations
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Revised: March 2007
Vector point file of two-way radio antenna towers used by NYS Dept of Transportation. Statewide coverage. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18. Copyright 2001 by NYS Dept of Transportation. 
22. Stormwater Outfall
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Revised: September 2015
Vector point file of NYS Dept of Transportation Stormwater Outfalls along or near State Highways and NYSDOT facilities in designated urban areas.. UTM NAD 83 Zone 18.