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Would you rather make your own maps or do your own analysis? Here's the place to start. With ArcExplorer from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) you can get up and running with your own homegrown GIS. The first thing you'll need to do (if you haven't already) is visit ESRI's site and download and install ArcExplorer. Once you've done that, you're ready to grab some data. Go to this page for Albany data. Check out ArcGIS Online for data and applications.   There's also Federal, State and Local geographic data at Geospatial One Stop.

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Data Description.doc (60.0 KB)
AutoCAD_Basemaps2010 data developed from aerial photography in AutoCAD 2000 format.
ESRIGeoDatabaseCity data in a ESRI file geodatabase.
MetadataHTML formatted data about the shapefiles.
OrthoPhotoAerial Photographs in TIF and MrSID format.
ShapefilesCity data in ESRI shapefile format.

Places to find City GIS Data

GIS information can also be obtained by visiting the Main Library, or the Public Works or Community Development counters at City Hall. At the library, a public access terminal is located at the reference desk. At City Hall, staff can assist the public with accessing GIS at front counter terminals. All locations provide the ability to review property specific information.

City of Albany GIS Disclaimer

The City of Albany's Infrastructure records, drawings, and other documents have been gathered over many decades, using differing standards for quality control, documentation, and verification. All of the data provided represents current information in a readily available format. While the data provided is generally believed to be accurate, occasionally it proves to be incorrect; thus its accuracy is not warranted. Prior to making any property purchases or other investments based in full or in part upon the material provided, it is specifically advised that you independently field verify the information contained within our records.