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Dutchess County, through the Department of Planning and Development, offers the following GIS Services pending staff availability:

Custom Map Creation

Custom paper maps can be produced, ranging in scope of showing the entire the County or focusing on specific study areas. We offer large or small format printing and mounting of maps on foam board. Digital copies of the maps can also be requested. Please see the Fee Schedule below for prices.

GIS Analysis

Dutchess County is an Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shop. We utilize the latest in GIS software to provide you with your specific location-based needs. Please contact the Department of Planning and Development to discuss your needs.

GIS Data Requests

Please visit the GIS Data page to learn more about ordering or downloading GIS layers related to Dutchess County.

Map composition:$103.00/hr.
Large format printing:$5.00/sq. ft.
Small format printing:Letter (8.5 x 11") $8.00
Tabloid (11 x 17") $10.00
Digital media:$5.00/CD
Mounting:$1.25/sq. ft.

A production cost estimate will be provided to you for your approval prior to the project commencing.

Consultants working on behalf of a municipality (with written authorization from a municipal official), or not-for-profits or educational institutions who are members of the NYS GIS Clearinghouse, can receive digital data at no charge when the request can be completed in less than an hour. Printing and digital media charges will be as specified.



Dutchess County GIS data sets, which are updated frequently, can be ordered directly through the county. Additional data sets are available for download via outside agencies. Refer to the section on "Outside GIS Resources" for more details.

Ordering GIS Data

Please follow these steps to order GIS data:

  1. Submit request:
    • E-mail data requests to Joe Heggenstaller at Dutchess County OCIS. Include the following information in the email:
    • Name of the Organization or Company
    • Contact Information (Name, Phone, Email)
    • Dataset(s) from the list below that you are requesting
    • Total fee for all datasets
  2. Make check payable to:
    • Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance
  3. Send check to:
    Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services
    Attn: Joe Heggenstaller
    503 Haight Avenue
    Poughkeepsie NY 12603
  4. Provide location for data:
    Create a Dropbox account and folder where data can be uploaded once we receive your check and process your order.

Please contact Joe Heggenstaller at 845-486-2450 for GIS data questions.

Commonly Requested GIS Data
Tax ParcelsTax Parcels must be ordered directly from the Dutchess County Real Property Tax Service Agency, separately from the other datasets. Please go to Real Property Tax Digital Mapping Products Price List or contact the department at [email protected] or 845-486-2140 for ordering instructions. Parcel lines are maintained as a county wide layer. They can be distributed countywide or by municipality.
Address Point FileA point placed on the centroid of every addressable structure in Dutchess County. The data includes the address and the type of structure it identifies. If more than one address exists in a structure, the address points are stacked. – Cost: $75, plus shipping and handling
(Building Outlines)
Polygon representation of structure rooflines that are over 400 sq. ft. Originally structures that existed in the 2004 Aerial photographs were captured. The 2009 aerial photos were used to update the structure outlines. – Cost: $75, plus shipping and handling
5 Foot ContoursFive-foot contours stereophotogrammetrically derived from LiDAR collected by Dutchess County in 2000, updated in 2004 with New York State Orthophoto Program LiDAR. – Cost: $75, plus shipping and handling
Road Edges

Polygons representing edge of pavement or edge of wear surface of valid addressable roads visible originally in the 2004 edition of digital orthophotography. – Cost: $75, plus shipping and handling 

RoadsRoad centerlines with address ranges for Dutchess County, New York. – Cost: $75, plus shipping and handling
Watersheds - DatasetThe watersheds dataset contains the 2 basins, 7 subbasins, 68 watersheds, 3 gauging station catchment areas, and 5272 subwatersheds within the county boundaries. Indicators of land cover including number of structures and roof areas, road and parking lot areas, road/stream crossing counts, linear footage of streams, average lot size, and amount of forest cover are summarized for each subwatershed. – Cost: $75, plus shipping and handling

Any special data processing requests will be reviewed and any data manipulation requests will incur an hourly charge based upon the current year's OCIS Rate Schedule.

Dutchess County uses Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) products to produce and store GIS data.   GIS software is required to view our data that we provide in ArcGIS 10.8.1 File Geodatabase format, we do not export data to shapefiles due to their inherent data limitations.   All of our data is stored with the following:  

Projected Coordinate System: State Plane, NY East Zone, FIPS 3101 Feet

Datum: North American Datum 1983

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS North American 1983

Outside GIS Resources

Listed here are commonly requested GIS data layers that are freely available to the general public by repository.  While Dutchess County may have a version of some of these layers, going to the source assures users they are getting the latest version.  Many of these sites contain substantial collections beyond what is listed here.  However, for certain data sets there may be limitations to downloads.

CUGIR (Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository)

  • Census Data (blocks, block groups, tract, County) Each Census hierarchical level is joined to it's associated SF1 demographics database table.
  • Watershed Boundaries (8 and 11 digit HUCs)
  • Hydrography (1:24,000 and smaller scaled)
  • Soils (STATSGO)
  • Principal Aquifers
  • Agricultural District Boundaries 
  • DEM-Digital Elevation Model

NY State Clearinghouse

This is a New York State sponsored site for distributing GIS data.  Below is a list of commonly requested data that are publicly accessible free of charge.  Please note that while there are many other GIS data layers available from this site, some require a Cooperative Member username and password.

  • Public Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • NYS DOT and USGS Quads
  • Aerial Photos 2013 
  • Aerial Photos 2009 
  • Aerial Photos 2004
  • Q3 Flood Zones
  • Public Libraries
  • School Districts

The following commonly requested data layers have been provided to this repository by Dutchess County and are freely accessible. Dutchess County specific data can be found at Dutchess County's QuickLink on GIS.NY.GOV.

  • Municipal Outlines
  • Dutchess County Airport Runway
  • Contours (10 ft.)
  • 1936 Aerials
  • Fairgrounds
  • Fire/EMS Stations
  • Dutchess Stadium
  • Steep Slopes
  • Town Halls
  • Hospitals
  • Municipal Boundaries
  • Police Stations
  • Post Offices
  • Rail Stations
  • Railroads

NY State Museum

  • Bedrock Geology
  • Surficial Geography 

Municipal Connection Options

Municipalities at times need more robust connectivity to the County GIS infrastructure.  Through specialized software and agreements municipalities have the ability to connect via a Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Municipalities interested in learning more about VPN connectivity need to contact Steve Oscarlece at the Dutchess County Office of Computer Information Systems, 845-486-2450.


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Parks and Trails iconParks & Trails

Plan outdoor adventures in Dutchess County.
Parks & Trails is a map-based website containing information for nearly 200 parks, 380 miles of trails, and a large collection of 360-degree photos. It invites visitors of all ages and abilities to search and find destinations in Dutchess County based on their desired activities, fitness goals, or physical abilities.

ParcelAccess iconParcel Access

Map-based parcel lines and property information.
A searchable map with all Dutchess County property boundaries and extensive amount of current property information are made available to you. Pertinent information such as wetlands, flood zones and elevations are also presented to help describe properties.

Address Info Finder iconAddress Info-Finder

Address-based search tool to extract pertinent information.
Address Info-Finder provides basic information and links to more detailed information for official addresses within Dutchess County, NY. It’s a tool to verify an address and generate a report for related elected officials, road authorities, school districts, emergency service agencies and more.

Bicycle Parking iconBicycle Parking

Locate bicycle parking locations in Dutchess County.
A searchable map of bike parking locations in Dutchess County combined with rail trails and designated bike routes to enable bicyclists to locate parking near their planned destination.

InfoAccess IconInfoAccess

InfoAccess is the new GIS-based map developed by Dutchess County OCIS.
InfoAccess displays points of interest in Dutchess County in themed "categories" such as Health Care, Public Service, Recreation, Government, and more. InfoAccess is used to map locations of public meetings and local events.
Census data dynamically updates for each municipality as you navigate to different locations. Links to InfoAccess can be found throughout the County’s website and municipal websites that have been developed by OCIS as part of the Shared Services initiative. Just look for the icon 

Historic Resource Survey Viewer iconHistoric Resource Survey Viewer

The County’s built environment through history.
An extensive review of landscape and cultural assets was conducted in the mid-1980’s. These ‘marked-up” maps and related documents are a valuable source of historical information.

Aerial Access iconAerialAccess

A collection of current and historic aerial photos dating back to 1936.
The application allows users to select two flight years and overlay them to see what changes have occurred over time. A time sequence print out is also available. Be sure to read the 'Info' and 'Basics' sections in the application to obtain a better understanding of the aerial photos being viewed.

Moving Dutchess Forward

Planning for our transportation future.
Moving Dutchess Forward is the long-range transportation plan for Dutchess County, New York. It serves as the strategic guiding document to improve transportation in Dutchess County over the next 25 years.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project Viewer iconTIP Viewer

Transportation projects that use federal or transit funding.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) represents the formal capital program that assigns federal funds to highway, bridge, bikeway, pedestrian, transit, and demand management projects to be undertaken over five federal fiscal years. This viewer maps each of these projects and provides details including estimated costs.

Traffic Data iconTraffic Data

Traffic Counts and other information displayed geographically.

The Traffic Data Application is a geographical display of traffic information collected by New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Dutchess County Traffic Council (DCTC).

The application also provides access to this traffic information via tabular format, and allows the user to create and download simple charts from the data.

Referral Identifier Tool iconReferral Identifier Tool

Does your zoning action need to be Referred?
When private or municipal actions involve zoning, and fall within buffers of certain legislated geographic features, the action must be referred to Dutchess County Planning & Development for review (NYS GML #239 L&M). This tool helps identify those actions to refer, based on their location.

Public Workstations

Options are available for individuals wanting to access the web applications other than from home. There are numerous public workstations throughout the County. There are public workstation available at:


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Dutchess County GIS Maps Search (New York)

Dutchess County District Map Dutchess County district maps, including Congressional districts and State Senate districts.

Dutchess County GIS Maps Dutchess County GIS maps, tax maps, and parcel viewers to search for and identify land and property records.

Dutchess County Government GIS Maps Dutchess County Government's about GIS page for easy access to resources devoted to daily operations and data management.

Town of Amenia Tax Collector Tax Records Town of Amenia Tax Collector tax records by bill number, tax map number, property address or owner name.

Town of East Fishkill Tax Records Town of East Fishkill 2017/2018 tax payment record by street address, name, tax map number or bill number.

Village of Fishkill Tax Records Village of Fishkill 2013 tax payment record by street address, name, tax map number or bill number.

Wappingers Falls Village Tax Records Wappingers Falls Village 2017/2018 tax payment record by street address, name, tax map number or bill number.

Find Dutchess County GIS Maps

Dutchess County GIS Maps are cartographic tools to relay spatial and geographic information for land and property in Dutchess County, New York. GIS stands for Geographic Information System, the field of data management that charts spatial locations. GIS Maps are produced by the U.S. government and private companies. Because GIS mapping technology is so versatile, there are many different types of GIS Maps that contain a wide range of information. These maps can transmit topographic, structural, hydrographic, historical, and population data, among other types of information.

Learn about GIS Maps, including:
  • Where to get Dutchess County GIS Maps online
  • How to access county parcel viewers
  • What types of GIS Maps are available
  • Which GIS Maps are available to the public
  • How GIS Maps are used by the public and local government


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