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  • ESRI the company that makes 90% of the GIS software used in the market. Cattaraugus County uses all ESRI software to power our GIS online and offline capabilities.
  • SDG the company that created the Imate Online program that so many places use to show parcel information.

GIS data portals:

  • NYSGIS a one-stop shop for everything GIS in NY State. Ask your GIS questions, search their extensive knowledge base, use the interactive aerial map viewer to obtain pictures, or if you're apart of the NYS GIS Cooperative, you can download loads of GIS data.
  • CUGIR a GIS clearinghouse specializing in agriculture, ecology, natural resources, and human-environment interaction layers in New York State.
  • FGDC a place for GIS at the federal level. The FGDC is developing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. They encompass policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geographic data.

GIS portals for NYS areas:

Specific Maps:

Local GIS groups:

  • Northeast ARC a group of Northeast ESRI users that meet once per year to have a GIS conference.
  • GISSIG a more local group (central NY) of GIS/CAD/Remote Sensing/etc users that meet once per year and hold a large conference.

Places that create GIS data:

  • NCGC created the soil layer that is seen on the parcel viewer.
  • FEMA created the flood plain layer that is seen on the parcel viewer.
  • USGS  creates many GIS layers such as the topology maps.
  • DEC created the wetlands layer that is seen on the parcel viewer