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The Tompkins County GIS Division is available to assist Tompkins County Departments and Tompkins County Municipalities with their GIS-related needs. Please be aware that there will be a service fee of $41/ per hour rate for Municipalities requesting assistance. We will not be taking on any work from not-for-profits or private agencies at this time. 

Please note that the GIS Division no longer prints maps for the public. To obtain a printed map please visit one of the local print shops (Staples, Gnomon Copy, Data Flow, etc.) to print maps. Public domain data is available on the County Open Data Portal. A breakdown of the latest fee structure appears below.


Current Fee Structure By Organization

Tompkins County Department (Non-Billable) 

  • Digital Data Distribution- No charge
  • Existing Hard Copy Maps- No charge
  • Custom Work -No charge
  • Special Projects- To be negotiated

Tompkins County Municipalities

  • Digital Data Distribution- No charge 
  • Existing Hard Copy Maps- downloadable from our map library
  • Custom Work/Consultations/ Special projects- $41 per hour


Fee Notes

  • All Custom Work will require a written agreement (i.e. MOU or Contract) defining, at a minimum, the scope of work, project costs, payment schedule, and deliverables.
  • All requests for spatial data that are billable must be submitted in writing.




Please be aware of the definitions below when ordering maps, requesting data, requesting custom work, or requesting special projects from the Tompkins County GIS Division. 

  1. Custom Data Production: The development of custom digital maps and/or databases requiring the manipulation of existing data. Custom data production work will only be undertaken if staff time is available.

  2. Digital Data: Spatial data, databases, or other forms of geo-referenced digital files that can be used to create spatially referenced maps. Also, digital versions of hard copy maps.

  3. Digital Data Distribution: Public domain data is available on the County Open Data Portal.

  4. Existing Hard Copy Maps: A map that is available as a hard copy or can easily be printed from digital data (i.e. it does not require any editing).

  5. Special Projects: The development of custom digital maps and/or databases requiring the development and manipulation of new data.

  6. To Be Negotiated: Special project costs will be determined by the project scope and requested deliverables. 

  7. Priority Policy: When multiple requests for spatial data are received from different organizations in the same time period staff will respond to requests in the following order:

    • Departamentos del condado

    • Municipalidades