Elevation DEM

NYS Contours

Contour Download Application & Web Service

Contour Download 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

Available Contours

 

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

CountyDownload Link
AlbanyAlbany (City) | Berne | Bethlehem | Coeymans | Cohoes | Colonie | Green Island | Guilderland | Knox New Scotland | Rensselaerville | Watervliet (City) | Westerlo
AlleganyAllegany (County)
BronxBronx (County)
BroomeBarker | Binghamton (City)Binghamton (Town) | Chenango | Colesville | Conklin | Dickinson | Fenton | Kirkwood | Lisle | Maine | Nanticoke | Sanford | Triangle | Union | Vestal | Windsor
CattaraugusCattaraugus (County)
CayugaCayuga (County)
ChautauquaChautauqua (County)
ChemungAshlandBaldwin | Big Flats | Catlin | Chemung | Elmira (City)Elmira (Town) | Erin | HorseheadsSouthport | Van Etten | Veteran
ChenangoAfton | 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
ClintonAltona AuSable | Beekmantown | Black Brook | Champlain | Chazy | Clinton | Dannemora | Ellenburg | [Mooers | Peru | Plattsburgh (City)  Plattsburgh | Saranac | Schuyler Falls
ColumbiaColumbia (County)
CortlandCincinnatus | Cortland | Cortlandville | Cuyler | Freetown | Harford | Homer | Lapeer | Marathon | Preble | Scott | Solon | Taylor | Truxton | Virgil | Willet
DelawareAndes | Bovina | Colchester | Davenport | Delhi | Deposit | Franklin | Hamden | Hancock | Harpersfield | Kortright | Masonville | Meredith | Middletown | Roxbury | Sidney | Stamford | Tompkins | Walton
DutchessDutchess (County)
ErieAlden | 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
EssexChesterfield | Crown Point | Elizabethtown | Essex | Jay | Keene | Lewis | Minerva | Moriah | Newcomb | North Elba | North Hudson | Schroon | St Armand | Ticonderoga | Westport | Willsboro | Wilmington
FranklinBangor | Bellmont | Bombay | Brandon | Brighton | Burke | Chateaugay | Constable | Dickinson | Duane | Fort Covington | Franklin | Harrietstown | Malone | Moira | Santa Clara | Tupper Lake | Waverly | Westville
 FultonBleeker | Broadalbin | Caroga | Ephratah | Gloversville (City) | Johnstown | Johnstown (City) | Mayfield | Northampton | Oppenheim | Perth | Stratford
GeneseeAlabama | Alexander | Batavia | Bergen | Bethany | Byron | Darien | Elba | LeRoyOakfield | Pavilion | Pembroke | Stafford
GreeneAshland | Athens | Cairo | Catskill | Coxsackie | Durham | Greenville | Halcott | Hunter | Jewett | Lexington | New Baltimore | Prattsville | Windham 
HamiltonArietta | Benson | Hope | Indian Lake | Inlet | Lake Pleasant | Long Lake | Morehouse | Wells
HerkimerColumbia | Danube | Fairfield | Frankfort | German Flatts | Herkimer | Litchfield | Little Falls | Little Falls (City) | Manheim | Newport | Norway | Ohio | Russia | Salisbury | Schuyler | Stark | Warren | Webb | Winfield
JeffersonJefferson (County)
KingsKings (County)
LewisCroghan | Denmark | Diana | Greig | Harrisburg | Lewis | Leyden | Lowville | Lyonsdale | Martinsburg | Montague | New Bremen | Osceola | Pinckney | Turin | Watson | West Turin
LivingstonAvon | Caledonia | Conesus | Geneseo | Groveland | Leicester | Lima | Livonia | Mount Morris | North Dansville | Nunda | Ossian | Portage | Sparta | Springwater | West Sparta | York
MadisonBrookfield | Cazenovia | DeRuyter | Eaton | Fenner | Georgetown | Hamilton | Lebanon | Lenox | Lincoln | Madison | Nelson | Oneida (City) | Smithfield | Stockbridge | Sullivan
MonroeBrighton | ChiliClarkson | East Rochester | Gates | Greece | Hamlin | Henrietta | IrondequoitMendon | Ogden | Parma | PenfieldPerinton | Pittsford | Riga | Rochester | Rush | Sweden | Webster | Wheatland
MontgomeryAmsterdam (City) | Amsterdam (Town) | Canajoharie | Charleston | Florida | Glen | Minden | Mohawk | Palatine | Root | St-Johnsville
NassauNassau (County)
New YorkNew York (County)
NiagaraCambria | Hartland | Lewiston | Lockport (City)Lockport (Town) | Newfane | | Niagara | Niagara Falls | North Tonawanda | PendletonPorter | Royalton | Somerset | WheatfieldWilson
OneidaAnnsville | Augusta | Ava | Boonville | Bridgewater | Camden | Deerfield | Florence | Floyd | Forestport | Kirkland | Lee | Marcy | Marshall | New Hartford | Paris | Remsen | Rome (City) | Sangerfield | Sherrill (City) | Steuben | Trenton | Utica (City) | Vernon | Verona | Vienna | Western | Westmoreland | Whitestown
OnondagaCamillus | Cicero | Clay | De Witt | Elbridge | Fabius | Geddes | LaFayette | Lysander | Manlius | Marcellus | Onondaga | Otisco | Pompey | Salina | Skaneateles | Spafford | Syracuse | Tully | Van Buren
OntarioBristolCanadiceCanandaigua (City)Canandaigua (Town)East BloomfieldFarmingtonGeneva (City)Geneva (Town) | Gorham | HopewellManchesterNaplesPhelpsRichmondSenecaSouth BristolVictorWest Bloomfield
OrangeOrange (County)
OrleansOrleans (County)
OswegoAlbion | 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 
OtsegoOtsego (Town)
PutnamCarmel | Kent | Patterson | Philipstown | Putnam Valley | Southeast
QueensQueens (County)
RensselaerRensselaer (County)
RichmondRichmond (County)
RocklandRockland (County)
SaratogaBallston | Charlton | Clifton Park | Corinth | Day | Edinburg | Galway | Greenfield | Hadley | Halfmoon | Malta | Mechanicville (City) | Milton | Moreau | Northumberland | Providence | Saratoga | Saratoga Springs (City) | Stillwater | Waterford | Wilton
SchenectadyDuanesburg | Glenville | Niskayuna | Princetown | Rotterdam | Schenectady
SchoharieSchoharie (County)
SchuylerCatharine | Cayuta | Dix | Hector | Montour | Orange | Reading | Tyrone
SenecaCovert | Fayette | Junius | Lodi | Ovid | Romulus | Seneca Falls | Tyre | Varick | Waterloo
St LawrenceBrasher | 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
SteubenAddison | Avoca | Bath | Bradford | Cameron | Campbell | Canisteo | Caton | Cohocton | Corning (City) | Corning (Town) | Dansville | Erwin | Fremont | Greenwood | Hartsville | Hornby | Hornell | Hornellsville | Howard | Jasper | Lindley | Prattsburgh | Pulteney | Rathbone | Thurston | Troupsburg | Tuscarora | Urbana | Wayland | Wayne | West Union | Wheeler | Woodhull
SuffolkSuffolk (County)
SullivanBethel | CallicoonCochectonDelaware | Fallsburg | Forestburgh | Fremont | Highland | Liberty | Lumberland | Mamakating | Neversink | Rockland | Thompson | Tusten
TiogaBarton | Berkshire | Candor | Newark Valley | Nichols | Owego | Richford | Spencer | Tioga
TompkinsCaroline | Danby | Dryden | Enfield | Groton | Ithacha (City) | Ithaca | Lansing | Newfield | Ulysses 
WarrenWarren (County)
WashingtonWashington (County)
WayneArcadia | Butler | Galen | Huron | Lyons | Macedon | Marion | Ontario | Palmyra | Rose | Savannah | Sodus | Walworth | Williamson | Wolcott
WestchesterBedford | 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
WyomingWyoming (County)
YatesBarrington | Benton | Italy | Jerusalem | Middlesex | Milo | Potter | Starkey | Torrey
  

 

 

 

  

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.