Elevation DEM

NYS Contours

Contour Download Application & Web Service

Contour App

 

 

Contour Download Application

 Contour Index Web Service          

 

The Contour Index web service can be loaded into your GIS software, from there a user can identify on an area they would like to download and click the link in the "DIRECT_DL" field to download the contours they are interested in.

 

 

 

 

Contour Status

Contour Status

 

Contours are updated from new bare earth Digital Elevation Models(DEM).  DEM is a product of LIDAR collection, so new DEM and then contours will be generated as LIDAR projects are completed.   For more information on ongoing LIDAR projects please visit the LIDAR Status page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYS Contours Direct Download

County Download Link
Albany

Albany (City) | Berne | Bethlehem | Coeymans | Cohoes | Colonie | Green Island | Guilderland | Knox New Scotland | Rensselaerville | Watervliet (City) | Westerlo

Allegany Allegany (County)
Bronx Bronx (County)
Broome Barker | Binghamton (City)Binghamton (Town) | Chenango | Colesville | Conklin | Dickinson | Fenton | Kirkwood | Lisle | Maine | Nanticoke | Sanford | Triangle | Union | Vestal | Windsor
Cattaraugus Cattaraugus (County)
Cayuga Cayuga (County)
Chautauqua Chautauqua (County)
Chemung AshlandBaldwin | Big Flats | Catlin | Chemung | Elmira (City)Elmira (Town) | Erin | HorseheadsSouthport | Van Etten | Veteran
Chenango Afton | Bainbridge | Columbus | Coventry | German | Greene | Guilford | Lincklaen | McDonough | New Berlin | North Norwich | Norwich (City) | Norwich (Town) | Otselic | Oxford | Pharsalia | Pitcher | Plymouth | Preston | Sherburne | Smithville | Smyrna
Clinton Altona AuSable | Beekmantown | Black Brook | Champlain | Chazy | Clinton | Dannemora | Ellenburg | [Mooers | Peru | Plattsburgh (City)  Plattsburgh | Saranac | Schuyler Falls
Columbia Columbia (County)
Cortland Cincinnatus | Cortland | Cortlandville | Cuyler | Freetown | Harford | Homer | Lapeer | Marathon | Preble | Scott | Solon | Taylor | Truxton | Virgil | Willet
Delaware Delaware (County)
Dutchess Dutchess (County)
Erie Alden | Amherst | Aurora | Boston | Brant | Buffalo (City) | Cheektowaga | Clarence | Colden | Collins | Concord | Eden | Elma Evans | Grand Island | Hamburg | Holland | Lackawanna (City) | Lancaster | Marilla | Newstead | North Collins | Orchard Park | Sardinia | Tonawanda |Tonawanda (City) | Wales | West Seneca
Essex Chesterfield | Crown Point | Elizabethtown | Essex | Jay | Keene | Lewis | Minerva | Moriah | Newcomb | North Elba | North Hudson | Schroon | St Armand | Ticonderoga | Westport | Willsboro | Wilmington
Franklin Bangor | Bellmont | Bombay | Brandon | Brighton | Burke | Chateaugay | Constable | Dickinson | Duane | Fort Covington | Franklin | Harrietstown | Malone | Moira | Santa Clara | Tupper Lake | Waverly | Westville
 Fulton Bleeker | Broadalbin | Caroga | Ephratah | Gloversville (City) | Johnstown | Johnstown (City) | Mayfield | Northampton | Oppenheim | Perth | Stratford
Genesee Alabama | Alexander | Batavia | Bergen | Bethany | Byron | Darien | Elba | LeRoyOakfield | Pavilion | Pembroke | Stafford
Greene Ashland | Athens | Cairo | Catskill | Coxsackie | Durham | Greenville | Halcott | Hunter | Jewett | Lexington | New Baltimore | Prattsville | Windham 
Herkimer Columbia | Danube | Fairfield | Frankfort | German Flatts | Herkimer | Litchfield | Little Falls | Little Falls (City) | Manheim | Newport | Norway | Ohio | Russia | Salisbury | Schuyler | Stark | Warren | Webb | Winfield
Jefferson Jefferson (County)
Kings Kings (County)
Lewis Lewis (County)
Livingston Avon | Caledonia | Conesus | Geneseo | Groveland | Leicester | Lima | Livonia | Mount Morris | North Dansville | Nunda | Ossian | Portage | Sparta | Springwater | West Sparta | York
Madison Madison (County)
Monroe Brighton | ChiliClarkson | East Rochester | Gates | Greece | Hamlin | Henrietta | IrondequoitMendon | Ogden | Parma | PenfieldPerinton | Pittsford | Riga | Rochester | Rush | Sweden | Webster | Wheatland
Montgomery Montgomery (County)
Nassau Nassau (County)
New York New York (County)
Niagara Cambria | Hartland | Lewiston | Lockport (City)Lockport (Town) | Newfane | | Niagara | Niagara Falls | North Tonawanda | PendletonPorter | Royalton | Somerset | WheatfieldWilson
Oneida Oneida (County)
Onondaga Cicero | Clay | De Witt | Fabius | LaFayette | Lysander | Manlius | Onondaga | Otisco | Pompey | Salina | Spafford | Syracuse (City) | Tully | Onondaga | Fabius | De Witt | De Witt
Ontario BristolCanadiceCanandaigua (City)Canandaigua (Town)East BloomfieldFarmingtonGeneva (City)Geneva (Town) | Gorham | HopewellManchesterNaplesPhelpsRichmondSenecaSouth BristolVictorWest Bloomfield
Orange Orange (County)
Orleans Orleans (County)
Oswego

Albion | Amboy | Boylston | Constantia | Fulton (City) | Granby | Hannibal | Hastings | Mexico | Minetto | New Haven | Orwell | Oswego (City) | Oswego (Town) | Palermo | Parish | Redfield | Richland | Sandy Creek | Schroeppel | Scriba | Volney | West Monroe | Williamstown 

Otsego Otsego (Town)
Putnam Carmel | Kent | Patterson | Philipstown | Putnam Valley | Southeast
Queens Queens (County)
Rensselaer Rensselaer (County)
Richmond Richmond (County)
Rockland Rockland (County)
Saratoga Ballston | Charlton | Clifton Park | Corinth | Day | Edinburg | Galway | Greenfield | Hadley | Halfmoon | Malta | Mechanicville (City) | Milton | Moreau | Northumberland | Providence | Saratoga | Saratoga Springs (City) | Stillwater | Waterford | Wilton
Schenectady Duanesburg | Glenville | Niskayuna | Princetown | Rotterdam | Schenectady
Schoharie Schoharie (County)
Schuyler Schuyler (County)
Seneca Covert | Fayette | Junius | Lodi | Ovid | Romulus | Seneca Falls | Tyre | Varick | Waterloo
St Lawrence Brasher | Canton | Clare | Clifton | Colton | De Kalb | De Peyster | Edwards | Fine | Fowler | Gouverneur |  Hammond | Hermon | Hopkinton | Lawrence | Lisbon | Louisville | Macomb |  Madrid | Massena | Morristown | Norfolk | Ogdensburg (City) | Oswegatchie | Parishville | Piercefield | Pierrepont | Pitcairn | Potsdam | Rossie | Russel | Stockholm | Waddington
Steuben Steuben (County)
Suffolk Suffolk (County)
Sullivan Bethel | CallicoonCochectonDelaware | Fallsburg | Forestburgh | Fremont | Highland | Liberty | Lumberland | Mamakating | Neversink | Rockland | Thompson | Tusten
Tioga Barton | Berkshire | Candor | Newark Valley | Nichols | Owego | Richford | Spencer | Tioga
Tompkins Caroline | Danby | Dryden | Enfield | Groton | Ithacha (City) | Ithaca | Lansing | Newfield | Ulysses 
Warren Warren (County)
Washington Washington (County)
Wayne Arcadia | Butler | Galen | Huron | Lyons | Macedon | Marion | Ontario | Palmyra | Rose | Savannah | Sodus | Walworth | Williamson | Wolcott
Westchester Bedford | Cortlandt | Eastchester | Greenburgh | Harrison | Lewisboro | Mamaroneck | Mount Kisco | Mount Pleasant | Mount Vernon | New Castle | New Rochelle | North Castle | North Salem | Ossining | Peekskill | Pelham | Pound Ridge | Rye (City) | Rye (Town) | Scarsdale | Somers | White Plains | Yonkers | Yorktown
Wyoming Wyoming (County)
Yates Yates (County)
   

 

 

 

  

Contour Generation Process

Contours generated by NYS were generated using Global Mapper "Generate Contours" tool and running against the bare earth digital elevation model.  Contours are stored within a File Geodatabase by town, each town has several contour intervals the end-user can choose from including 2ft, 10ft, 20ft, 50ft, 100ft, 250ft, and 500ft with a scale triggered layer file.

Federal contours (FEMA & USGS) were delivered as individual tiles, to make the contours more useable and distributable NYS merged the tiles by town and clipped them to a 200ft buffer of the town.  The contours were then imported into a file Geodatabase where they are stored by town and have several contour intervals the end-user can choose from including 1ft, 2ft, 10ft, 20ft, 50ft, 100ft, 250ft, and 500ft with a scale triggered layer file.