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NYS ITS GIS Program Office

Geographic Information Systems Clearinghouse

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

6 Data Sets
  Data Set Name Description
1. Biodiversity Indicator Tool
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The Biodiversity Indicator Tool (BIT) was constructed by adding a suite of individual data layers, and then rescoring the combined result to a convenient scale of 0 – 100. Higher scores indicate that more biodiversity features from the input data layers were present; lower scores indicate fewer co-occurring features. The Biodiversity Indicator gives a general indication of areas that may have high value for biodiversity. As such, it is limited by the accuracy and choice of data layers used to construct it. The Biodiversity Indicator is a predictive model and is not a substitute for field work or detailed ecological knowledge of existing conditions on the ground. The Biodiversity Indicator Tool includes two data products, the Biodiversity Indicator layer, which is a georeferenced TIFF image covering NYS at 30-meter resolution, and the Watershed Biodiversity Score, a vector layer in which all HUC-12 watersheds in NYS were scored for their relative biodiversity value from the Biodiversity Indicator. 
2. National Register Sites
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Data include buildings, structures, objects, historic districts listed in the National Register. Archeological sites and properties determined eligible for listing are not included. 
3. New York State Historic Sites and Park Boundary
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State Park and Historic Site Boundaries - Data include boundaries of state park and historic site facilities.Facility types include state parks, marine parks, boat launch sites, historic sites, historic parks, and park preserves. 
4. NYS Heritage Areas
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New York State Heritage Areas Data include boundaries of twenty Heritage Areas designated in Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation law, Section 33.03, from 1977 to the present. Designations include urban cultural parks, heritage areas, and heritage corridors. 
5. Snowmobile Trail Junctions
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Revised: December 2017
The junction file contains all of the NYS funded intersection numbers that are part of the NYS funded snowmobile grant-in aid program.The first four letters identify the county and numbers identify the funded trail intersection. 
6. State-funded Snowmobile Trails
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Revised: December 2017
Data include snowmobile trails funded through the NYS Snowmobile Trail Fund. This fund, using snowmobile registration fees, provides grants to local governments, park regions, and the DEC to improve snowmobile trail systems.