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NYS Geographic Information Gateway

NYS Geographic Information Gateway

The Geographic Information Gateway (Gateway) is a legislatively mandated (ECL Article 14…see section 14-0111, #4) ) data portal that is managed by the NY Department of State, Office of Planning and Development. It provides easy access to geospatial data for a broad spectrum of users from GIS professionals (published MapServices and download functionality) to decision-makers and the public with a map viewer and story maps.

NYS ShareGIS

NYS ShareGIS

Authoritative GIS data and tools should be easy to discover, understand and available for use by all. The ShareGIS Team has embarked on an initiative to build the ShareGIS environment in answer to the need for a statewide GIS Platform.

Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads

Why Google and car companies are about to spend billions mapping American roads

Creating detailed and comprehensive maps is difficult in the sense that it takes a lot of work, but it’s not a hard technical problem. Google has already done it for roads around their corporate headquarters in Mountain View and some of its competitors likely already have the same capabilities. Expanding these maps nationally doesn’t require a conceptual breakthrough, it just takes money — and Google has a lot of money.