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Datasets on this page are copyrighted for use by current City University of New York (CUNY) students, faculty, and staff for non-profit, educational, and research purposes. Commercial use and redistribution of the data is prohibited. Some of these datasets (marked with an asterisk *) cannot be distributed publicly over the Internet; current members of CUNY should use their CUNY email address and contact the geospatial data librarian to access restricted datasets. If you are NOT affiliated with CUNY you may NOT request access.

Datasets on this page were produced by ESRI, the makers of ArcGIS, between 2006 and 2013 (Arc 9.2 to 10.2). The datasets that can be publicly shared (i.e. that have a download link) are copyrighted; see ESRI's Redistribution Rights for use restrictions. For public, freely accessible alternatives to this data visit External Links to GIS Data.

Census

Datasets marked with an asterisk are not available for download.

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearDownloadMetadata
Area codespolygonsshapefile2013areacode.zip*XML
Blockgroupspolygonsshapefile2013blkgrp.zipXML
Block population (centroids)pointsshapefile2013blockpop.zip*XML
Core based statistical areas (cbsa)polygonsshapefile2013cbsa.zip*XML
Congressional Districts (108th)polygonsshapefile2006cd108.zipXML
Congressional Districts (109th)polygonsshapefile2008cd109.zipXML
Congressional Districts (110th)polygonsshapefile2008cd110.zipXML
Congressional Districts (111th)polygonsshapefile2012cd111.zipXML
Congressional Districts (112th)polygonsshapefile2012cd112.zipXML
Cities (major)pointsshapefile2013cities.zipXML
Cities (all)pointsshapefile2013cities_dtl.zipXML
Counties (generalized)polygonsshapefile2013counties.zipXML
Countiespolygonsshapefile2013dtl_cnty.zipXML
County boundarieslinesshapefile2013dtl_cnty_ln.zip*XML
North American coastal waters (for background)polygonsshapefile2013coastal_wtr.zipXML
North American countries (for background)polygonsshapefile2013sm_cntry.zipXML
Placespolygonsshapefile2013placeply.zip*XML
Placespointsshapefile2012places.zipXML
States (generalized)polygonsshapefile2013states.zipXML
Statespolygonsshapefile2013dtl_st.zipXML
State boundarieslinesshapefile2013dtl_st_ln.zip*XML
Tractspolygonsshapefile2013tracts.zipXML
Urban areaspolygonsshapefile2013urban.zipXML
Urban areas (detailed)polygonsshapefile2013urban_dtl.zipXML
Zip codes (3 digit areas)polygonsshapefile2013zip3.zipXML
Zip codes (5 digits)polygonsshapefile2013zip_poly.zipXML

Hydrography

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearDownloadMetadata
Drainagepolygonsshapefile2013drainage.zipXML
Hydrography (generalized)linesshapefile2013hydroln.zipXML
Hydrography (generalized)polygonsshapefile2013hydroply.zipXML
Hydrographypolygonsshapefile2013dtl_wat.zipXML
Lakespolygonsshapefile2013lakes.zipXML
Rivers (generalized)linesshapefile2013rivers.zipXML
Riverslinesshapefile2013dtl_riv.zipXML

Landmarks

Datasets marked with an asterisk are not available for download.

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearDownloadMetadata
Federal and Native American landlinesshapefile2013fedlandl.zipXML
Federal and Native American landpolygonsshapefile2013fedlandp.zipXML
GNIS buildingspointsshapefile2013gblding.zipXML
GNIS cemeteriespointsshapefile2013gcemetry.zipXML
GNIS churchespointsshapefile2013gchurch.zipXML
GNIS golf coursespointsshapefile2013ggolf.zipXML
GNIS hospitalspointsshapefile2013ghospitl.zipXML
GNIS localespointsshapefile2013glocale.zipXML
GNIS populated placespointsshapefile2013gppl.zipXML
GNIS schoolspointsshapefile2013gschools.zipXML
GNIS summitspointsshapefile2013gsummit.zipXML
Historic locations of earthquakespointsshapefile2012quakehis.zipXML
Hospitalspointsshapefile2008hospitals.zip*XML
Institutionspointsshapefile2013institut.zip*XML
Large area landmarkspointsshapefile2013lalndmrk.zip*XML
Parks (generalized)polygonsshapefile2013parks.zip*XML
Parkspolygonsshapefile2013park_dtl.zip*XML
Recreational areaspointsshapefile2013recareas.zip*XML
Volcanoespointsshapefile2012volcano.zipXML

Topography and Reference

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearDownloadMetadata
Public land surveypolygonsshapefile2013publdsur.zipXML
US State Plane Zones (NAD 27)polygonsshapefile2013spcszn27.zipXML
US State Plane Zones (NAD 83)polygonsshapefile2013spcszn83.zipXML
USGS Topo Quad Index 1:24,000polygonsshapefile2013topoq24.zipXML
USGS Topo Quad Index 1:100,000polygonsshapefile2013topoq100.zipXML
USGS Topo Quad Index 1:250,000polygonsshapefile2013topoq250.zipXML

Transportation

Datasets marked with an asterisk are not available for download.

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearDownloadMetadata
Airportspointsshapefile2013airports.zipXML
Airportspolygonsshapefile2013airportp.zip*XML
Highwayslinesshapefile2013highways.zipXML
Interstate highwayslinesshapefile2013intrstat.zipXML
Major highwayslinesshapefile2013mjr_hwys.zipXML
Major roadslinesshapefile2008mjrrds.zip*XML
Railroadslinesshapefile2013rail100k.zipXML
Transit terminalspointsshapefile2013tranterm.zip*XML