Thanks to Touro Law Professor Sarah Adams- Schoen who posted on the Institute on Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Blog:
The New York Department of State just launched the New York Geographic Information Gateway – http://opdgig.dos.ny.gov/#/home . The Gateway is a new educational, interactive and user-friendly website that identifies New York’s diverse land and offshore assets. It provides the public access to free and reliable geographic data, including over 400 datasets, a map viewer and interactive stories describing how the NY Department of State’s Office of Planning and Development uses geospatial information in its planning and development efforts. It offers real-time information, interactive tools, and expert knowledge on New York’s resources, including climate change and community resilience.
As described in the Secretary of State’s press release (http://www.dos.ny.gov/press/2015/advisoryNY09-28.html) , the Gateway will empower residents, businesses and local governments to improve resiliency, grow the economy and invest in New York State Communities.