Google Maps and Earth
Some of DEC's map data can be viewed in Google Maps or Google Earth. To use Google Maps, simply click on any of the Google Maps icons on either the Sporting and Recreation Maps page or the Natural Resources and Environmental Maps page and the map will open in your browser window. To use Google Earth, users must first download the software from Google (see link in right column under Links Leaving DEC's Website). Then navigate to either the Sporting and Recreation Maps page or the Natural Resources and Environmental maps page and simply click on a Google Earth icon to open or save the map (as a kmz file). Users new to Google Earth can also refer to DEC's tutorial (also in the right column).
In addition, DEC's Geodata Inventory can be browsed at the NYS GIS Clearinghouse . Some data sets are available for download as shapefiles, and some can be downloaded and viewed in products like Google Earth.
More about Google Maps and Earth:
- Sporting and Recreation Maps - Various sporting and recreation maps including fishing, hunting, trails and boat launch sites.
- Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Maps - Various natural resources and environmental protection maps.