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Q: Municipality Maps for New York ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Municipality Maps for New York
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: acquirer-ga
List Price: $40.00
Posted: 30 Sep 2004 09:31 PDT
Expires: 30 Oct 2004 09:31 PDT
Question ID: 408407
I am looking for clear and concise maps of several counties in New
York.  I need to have municipality boundaries for both major cities
and smaller villages/towns.  These should NOT be based on zip code. 
The maps will need to be in digital form, but do not necessarily need
to be editable.  Information on the maps should include only the
boundaries, no roadways or attractions.

The counties needed are:

If the maps do not show all known villages, towns, hamlets, or
subdivisions I will not be willing to pay for them, as I already have
maps with the major cities outlined.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 30 Sep 2004 11:29 PDT
It's a little hard to know exactly what type of map you're looking
for, so the best I can do is suggest one to have a look at:

This covers all NY counties, and includes boundary outlines for larger cities.

Is this the type of thing you're looking for?

Subject: Re: Municipality Maps for New York
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 03 Oct 2004 04:52 PDT

In looking over the maps at this link in more detail:

I realize now that they have exactly the information you need --
simple, line boundaries for each county and populated places within
the counties.

For instance, the map on Section 12 shows Delaware County, and within
the county, includes boundaries for more than 25 individual townships,
subdivisions and so on, from Andes to Walton.

As you had requested, there are no zip codes, roads, attractions or
other clutter on the maps.

And perhaps best of all, the maps are issued by the federal
government, and are thus in the public domain -- you can reproduce
them at will and use them in any manner that suits you.

I trust these maps will fully meet your needs.  

But before rating this answer, please let me know if you need anything
in addition to the information I've provided.  Just post a Request for
Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.

All the best,


search strategy:  Used bookmarked sites for maps.

Request for Answer Clarification by acquirer-ga on 05 Oct 2004 06:48 PDT
While the maps you provided were similar in content to what I was
looking for, they were not at all useful for the purposes of my
intent.  The maps are so small that most of the counties I need to use
are simply labeled with numbers and a legend.  Perhaps with this being
my first time using this service, I was not explicit enough with my
request.  The map provided, by nelson-ga, was EXACTLY what I was
looking for:

This is a prime example of what I had hoped to obtain for the
previously mentioned counties.  Is there any chance you could give it
a second attempt?

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 05 Oct 2004 07:12 PDT

I'm happy to continue working on this question for you, but I'm a bit
confused by your comment.

The maps I linked to are quite a bit MORE detailed than the
Westchester County map provided at the wikipedia site.

For instance, the wikipedia map just shows an outline for Yorktown,
while the maps I provided show a number of communities within Yorktown

Lake Mohegan
Shrub Oak
Jefferson Valley
Yorktown Heights

Your question clearly asked for outlines of the smaller villages and
towns, along with the larger communities, so it seemed the census
outline maps that I provided would be perfect.

Perhaps you are simply viewing the maps in small format. They are, in
fact, as large -- if not larger -- than the wikipedia map of

You can adjust the viewing size in Adobe Acrobat by selecting the size
of the view on the pull-down menu that shows the percent.  Try viewing
at 100% size, or even better, at the "Fit Width" option, and you
should get a good clear view of the counties in question.

You can also jsut print out a page or two to see the maps on paper.

If this still doesn't meet your needs, please explain in a bit more
detail what you're after, and I'll see what I can do.


Subject: Re: Municipality Maps for New York
From: nelson-ga on 30 Sep 2004 15:49 PDT
See here for Westchester:
Subject: Re: Municipality Maps for New York
From: nelson-ga on 06 Oct 2004 11:20 PDT
Actually, I do like the map provided by pafalafa-ga.

pafalafa-ga, do you want a crack at answering my question at: ?

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