Where does the information come from?

The City of Newburgh's GIS obtains spatial-referenced data from a number of sources, including the following:

  • Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • US Census Bureau
  • NYS Empire State Development
  • NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
  • NYS Office of Real Property Services (ORPS)
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
  • NYS Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC)
  • Cornell University Geospatial information Repository (CUGIR)
  • NYS Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • NYS Department of Health
  • Orange County Real Property
  • Orange County Water Authority
  • Selected private vendors

Data types range from aerial photo imagery to designated wetland areas. Many of the City-maintained GIS data layers and attributes are created and enhanced internally, such as housing, proposed zoning, building vacant registry, property value, neighborhood, water supply protection zone and landmark.

Show All Answers

1. What is GIS?
2. What is the purpose of GIS?
3. Where does the information come from?
4. What is Map Scale?
5. What is a Projection?
6. What is an Orthoimage?
7. What is an Attribute Table?
8. What are some of the common data formats?
9. What is Vector Data?
10. What is Raster Data?
11. What is a Mapsheet?
12. What is a GPS?
13. What is Metadata?