The Baruch Geoportal is hosted in the Newman Library and provides GIS data and maps. Data access to Baruch, CUNY, and members of the public varies based on the dataset.


Data - download GIS data for use within a geographic information system

Maps - download static maps in pdf and png formats

GIS at Baruch - visit the GIS subject guide for information about GIS software, facilities, courses, tutorials, and library resources

GIS Practicum Manual - tutorial for the GIS Practicum, Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software


Updates to the nyc_gdb - An updated version of the NYC Geodatabase is now available for download. Updates include 2012 American Community Survey data from the Census and new PUMA features and boundaries based on 2010 Census geography.

China Data Center - Baruch has purchased a number of datasets from the University of Michigan's China Data Center that include boundaries, geographic features, and current and historical census data for provinces, counties, prefectures, and cities. The data is copyrighted and can't be shared over the web; access is limited to current Baruch College affiliates who can send requests to the geospatial librarian.

MapPluto Data is now Free - over the summer of 2013 the NYC Dept of City Planning lifted its copyright and use restrictions on its MapPluto tax lot / tax parcel dataset and is now providing the latest data for free on their website. As a result, the Baruch Geoportal is now providing our historical 2008 MapPluto data for free download.