Adirondack Park Agency

APA GIS Data

The following spatial datasets covering the New York State Adirondack Park are produced by the Adirondack Park Agency .

Boundaries
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Adirondack Park Boundary online map
REST feature service
shapefile metadata Outer boundary of the New York State Adirondack Park as described in Section 9-0101 of the New York Environmental Conservation Law. Also known as the "Blueline."
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Adirondack Park Land Classification online map
REST feature service
REST tile service
shapefile metadata Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and State Land Master Plan Map (APLUDP/SLMP) pursuant to Sections 805 and 816 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act, Article 27 of the Executive Law. Represents state and private land classifications and open water. Not intended for legal jurisdictional determinations.
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Designated Rivers System online map
REST feature service
shapefile metadata Adirondack portion of the New York State Wild, Scenic, and Recreational, Rivers System. Not intended for legal jurisdictional determinations.
Cadastral
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State Forest Acquisition/Old Growth (1919 State Land Acquisition) online map
AGOL overview
REST feature service
shapefile metadata Old growth timber areas of the Adirondack Park, New York State. The original data was collected by B. McMartin, who compiled a map of lands acquired by the State in the Adirondack Park. This information was based upon various sources, including a 1920 series of publications by the NYSDEC.
Census
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2010 Census Blocks for the Adirondack Park   Zipfile of File Geodatabase (13MB)   Adirondack Park Agency processing of 2010 US Census data for portion of northern New York State.
Communications
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Adirondack Park Cellular Towers Reviewed by the APA view map (pdf)     New and existing structures for which the APA has permitted cellular service use (1993 - 2016).
Elevation
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Elevations Over 2500 Feet online map
REST feature service
    Elevations above 2500 feet are regulated as Critical Environmental Areas in the Adirondack Park. Areas shown in this data layer are derived from 10 meter digital elevation models and should be considered approximate only.
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Summits of the Adirondack Park online map
3D Scene
REST feature service
    Geographic Names Information System 2013 data extract for Summits, Ridge, and Range points covering the New York State Adirondack Park. APA replaced elevation values for summits above 4,000 feet with the USGS summit elevation. Other points retain GNIS label elevation.
Historic
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1892 Adirondack Park Boundary online map
REST feature service
shapefile metadata Map of The Adirondack Forest Preserve And Adjoining Territory, State Forest Commission, 1893 on file at The Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, NY. Depicts the 1892 boundary of the Adirondack Park, also know as the "Blueline." APA staff visually transferred the historic boundary to a 1:250,000 scale map using Great Lot Lines as reference.
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1916 Fire Protection Areas of the Adirondack Park online map
REST tile service
shapefile metadata A map of historic land use in the Adirondack Park and major disturbances to the landscape. Such known and documented disturbances include a series of major forest fires that occurred at the turn of the 19th Century.
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1973 Map of Adirondack Park State and Private Land Classification REST tile service     Map image of the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan and State Land Map (APLUDP/SLMP) circa March 1973. This is a scanned image of a paper, folded map.
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Damage 1950 Blowdown online map
REST feature service
shapefile metadata On November 25, 1950, a major windstorm caused significant damage in the western and central sections of the Adirondack Park. Reference: McMartin, Barbara. 1994.
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Damage 1995 Blowdown online map shapefile metadata  
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Historic USGS Quad Maps of the Adirondack Park online map
REST tile service
    USGS 15 minute quadrangles produced from 1895 to 1910 covering the Adirondack Park of New York State. The Adirondack Park Agency downloaded quad images (PDF files) from the USGS, clipped maps to the map boarder, and geo-referenced each map image to modern visible features.
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Wild Forest State Land Classification as of March 1973 REST feature service     Adirondack Park Wild Forest state land classification as of March 1973. Includes Wild Forest land along with water wholly surrounded by Wild Forest lands.
Soils
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General Soils of the Adirondack Park online map
REST tile service
  metadata Adirondack Park general, meso level soils. General soils prepared by USDA SCS for the NYS Adirondack Park Agency at 1:62,500 scale.
Watersheds
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Ausable/Boquet River Watershed   shapefile metadata Watershed boundaries of major lakes and ponds and the remaining large riverine watersheds within each listed drainage basin located in northern New York State for the NYS Adirondack Park Agency. Watersheds were delineated for the ponded waters listed by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Biological Survey Unit and the Adirondack Lakes Survey Corporation. Watershed boundaries were delineated using the most current 1:24000 and 1:25000 scale USGS topographic maps.
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Lake Champlain/Lake George Watershed   shapefile metadata
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Mohawk River Watershed   shapefile metadata
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Oswegatchie/Black River Watershed   shapefile metadata
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Raquette/Grasse River Watershed   shapefile metadata
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Salmon/Trout River   shapefile metadata
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St. Regis River   shapefile metadata
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Upper Hudson River   shapefile metadata
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Saranac/Chazy River   shapefile metadata
Wetlands

The following layers of wetland data are provided to assist the public in planning projects in the Adirondack Park. The data may not show all wetlands that are present in an area or the precise boundaries of wetlands. For a determination on whether a wetlands permit is required, project planners are encouraged to contact Agency staff. It may even be necessary for Agency staff to visit the property in order to assess whether wetlands will be affected by a planned project and to determine if a permit is needed. For more information, consult our Freshwater Wetlands flyer.

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Official NYS Freshwater Wetlands for Promulgated Counties of the Adirondack Park online map
REST tile service
AGOL page
download quad coverage data from CUGIR metadata Regulatory wetlands in the Adirondack Park portions of Clinton, Essex, Lewis, Oneida, and Warren Counties promulgated pursuant to Article 24 of the Environmental Conservation Law (the Freshwater Wetlands Act.) Delineated from 1:58000 panchromatic imagery.
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Wetland Covertypes within the Adirondack Park online map
REST tile service
see below for each watershed
Adirondack Park freshwater wetlands mapped by the Adirondack Park Agency with EPA funding. Wetlands are mapped by major watershed in the park.
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Ausable/Boquet River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
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Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Ausable and Boquet River watersheds within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.
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Lake Champlain/Lake George Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Lake Champlain/Lake George watersheds within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.
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Mohawk River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
line metadata
polygon metadata
Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Mohawk River watershed within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions.
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Oswegatchie/Black River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Oswegatchie and Black River watersheds within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:58000 color infrared NHAP imagery.
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Raquette/Grasse River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Raquette and Grasse River watersheds within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.
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Salmon/Trout River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Salmon and Trout River watersheds within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.
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St. Regis River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Saint Regis River watershed within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.
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Upper Hudson River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Upper Hudson River watershed within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.
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Saranac/Chazy River Wetland Covertypes   linear shapefile
polygon shapefile
metadata Wetland covertype linear and polygon features for the Saranac and Chazy River watersheds within the Adirondack Park. Labeled using National Wetland Inventory conventions. Delineated from 1:40000 color infrared NAPP imagery.