NYC Geodatabase (nyc_gdb) Creative Commons License

The NYC Geodatabase (nyc_gdb) is a resource designed for mapping and analyzing city-level features and data in GIS. The database comes in two formats: a Spatialite geodatabase built on SQLite that can be used in open source software like QGIS and the Spatialite GUI, and a personal geodatabase built on MS Access that can be used in ArcGIS.

The contents of the databases are identical and include geographic features and statistical areas from the US Census Bureau, transit and public facility point features from the City, and census data at the PUMA, ZIP / ZCTA, and census tract levels. All features share a common coordinate system: NAD 83 NY State Plane Long Island (feet).

The databases will be updated bi-annually each winter and summer; the current version is nyc_gdb_jan2015. NOTE: when you download a database the documentation files are included in the ZIP file

Name File Type Size Download
nyc_gdb for QGIS (Spatialite version) sqlite 29 MB
Introduction and Tutorial (Spatialite version) pdf 797 KB intro_nycgdb_foss.pdf
nyc_gdb for ArcGIS (MS Access version) mdb 29 MB
Introduction and Tutorial (MS Access version) pdf 385 KB intro_nycgdb_arc.pdf
Data Dictionary pdf 177 KB datadiction_jan2015.pdf
Metadata xml 4 KB nyc_gdb_jan2015.xml
Archive of previous versions      
Subway stations and 2010 Census data by ZCTA

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Disclaimer: Every effort was made to insure that the data, which was compiled from public sources, was processed accurately for inclusion in the NYC Geodatabase. The creator, Baruch College, and CUNY disclaim any liability for errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may be contained therein or for any damages that may arise from the foregoing. Users should independently verify the accuracy of the data for their purposes.