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Historic Bird's Eye Maps from LOCView historic bird's eye maps collected from the Library of Congress for several communities in the Adirondack Park.
Download the kmz file to view in Google Earth (kmz 4.4MB requires Google Earth software)
View a YouTube tutorial showing how to enjoy these historic panoramas in Google Earth.

 

Maps & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) uses GIS to understand and support the natural and cultural resources of the Park. Below, you'll find a sampling of Agency produced maps, spatial data, statistics, and analyses and presentations.

Here's a brief history of GIS at the Adirondack Park Agency.

The APA has several GIS CD-ROM's Available containing data and analytical reports.

Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map - February 2014 edition
2014 Facsimilie of the official zoning map showing private and state land classifications. Also includes the Adirondack portion of the NYS Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System.

View an online interactive map.

Download a fullsize PDF map (17 MB)

View a reduced map image (6 MB)
View a smaller map image (690 kb)

Download a Shapefile suitable for use with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. (17 MB LandClass20140702WGS84.zip)

View 2014 state and private land class acreage statistics by county.
Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map
MAP ROOM
Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan Map - June 1972 edition
June 1972 edition of the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan map produced by the State of New York Adirondack Park Agency, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor. Indicates Wilderness, Canoe Area, Primitive Area, Wild Forest, Intensive Use state land classifications at that time.


view map (pdf 1.4MB)
Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Map
Park Broadband Availability - November 2010

NY Broadband data is from the New York State Broadband Mapping Program.
The following maps depict NY Broadband data on Adirondack Park Agency base maps.

Visit New York State's Interactive Broadband Availability Map external link for the most current state-wide information, address search, area comparisons, glossary of terms and much more. Check out "The Basics" external link for summary information on this mapping project.

Adirondack Park Broadband Wireless Availability

Showing mobile wireless availability.

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Map of Adirondack Park Broadband Combinded Wireless Availability - November 2010

Adirondack Park Broadband Wireline Availability Combined

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Area of broadband availability refers to those individual US Census Blocks, less than 2 square miles, or road segments within Blocks greater
than 2 square miles where each facilities-based provider of broadband service can provide
broadband services of minimal characteristics
within 7 - 10 business days.

Map of Adirondack Park Broadband Wireline Combined Availability - November 2010

Adirondack Park Broadband Wireline Availability

Showing DSL, Cable, and Fiber to the End User availability by census block or road segment.

view PDF (638KB) or GIF image (282KB)

Area of broadband availability refers to those individual US Census Blocks, less than 2 square miles, or road segments within Blocks greater
than 2 square miles where each facilities-based provider of broadband service can provide
broadband services of minimal characteristics
within 7 - 10 business days.

Map of Adirondack Park Broadband DSL, Cable, Fiber Wireline Availability - November 2010
Park Population Estimate of Towns from 2000 and 2010 Census

Census Population of Towns Within the Adirondack Park With Estimates for Census Blocks Straddling the Park Boundary.

View 2010 Map View slideshow (pdf 2.4MB)

View 2000 Map View slideshow (pdf 408kb)

Additional estimates of seasonal population and several 2010 Adirondack region KMZ data layers are also available.

Map: 2000 Census Population of Towns within the Adirondack Park
Population within a Days Drive
The question was raised,"how many people live within a days drive of the Adirondack Park?" This map and the GIS analysis behind it uses census data from the US and Canada clipped with a 350 mile buffer around the Adirondack Park. Our guess of a days car drive was derived from a 7 hour travel day with an average speed of 50 miles per hour.

So how many people are only a day away? There are around 84 Million people including about 18,000,000 Canadians and 66,000,000 Americans.
Map: Population within 350 miles of the Adirondack Park
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Easements
Adirondack Forest Easements map - A generalized map of Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan private land classifications under DEC easements. (Some easements include public access rights, others do not. Don't trespass. Contact DEC for information about the location of protected lands with public recreation rights.)

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(pdf 450kb)
Map: Adirondack Forest Easements
Historic Forest Preserve
New York State Adirondack Park Forest Preserve Lands 1892 and 2014

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Map: New York State Adirondack Park Forest Preserve Lands 1892 and 2002
Land Cover
Adirondack Park Land Cover from USGS National Land Cover Data

An interpretation by the USGS of general forest covertypes in the United States.

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Map: Adirondack Park USGS National Land Cover
Schools
Adirondack Park School Districts map

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Map: Adirondack Park School Districts
Towers
Adirondack Park Cellular Towers Map

New and existing structures for which the APA has permitted cellular service use (1993 through 2013).

view map (pdf) updated 12/31/2013
Map: Adirondack Park Cellular Towers
Interstate 87 "Northway" Cellular Towers Map

New and existing structures for which the APA has permitted cellular service use (1993 through 2013).

view map (pdf) updated 12/31/2013
Map: Interstate 87 Cellular Towers
Viewshed Protection
Town of Day Viewshed Protection Area

view map (pdf 2.9MB)

view slideshow of analysis process (pdf 1.4MB)
Map: Town of Day Viewshed Protection Area
Zip Codes
Adirondack Park Zip Code Areas map

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Map: Adirondack Park Zip Code Areas
Historic Snowmobile Use on Forest Preserve
The State Land Master Plan (SLMP) outlines a "mileage cap" of snowmobile trails at the time of its adoption in 1972. However, the exact location of those trails was not included. This begs the questions “Where were those trails?” This map is a re-creation of the DEC 1972 snowmobile trail brochure entitled: Snowmobile Trails in New York State (10/1972)

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(pdf 1 MB)
Map: 1972 Snowmobile Map
Military Training Routes
A map of New York's Air National Guard Adirondack Military Training Routes, or MTRs.

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Map: 1972 Snowmobile Map
Water Wholly Surrounded by Forest Preserve
A map of lakes and ponds wholly surrounded by Forest Preserve.

view map (pdf 965kb)

Charts

Top 20 Largest Lakes

Lakes and Ponds by acreage

Lakes and Ponds by classification
Map: Water Surrounded Forest Preserve Map
Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Recreation Opportunities

A map of trails and roads aljacent to the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Cooridor.

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A map of existing recreation opportunities and Natural Resources Limitations along northern portion of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Cooridor.

view maps (pdf 3.84 Mb) UPDATED 2/28/14

Map: Remsen-Lake Placid Recreation