Center for Regional Excellence
   4039 Route 219, Suite 200
   Salamanca, New York  14779
   Phone: 716.945.5301 
   Fax: 716.945.5550



STW GIS/GPS services include general mapping, needs assessments, data/database development, data conversion, Arc IMS integration, demographic analysis, predictive modeling, project planning and management, and application development. GPS data collection services are available to supplement the GIS services. STW has four Trimble GPS units, a laser range finder, large-scale plotter, colored printers, digital cameras, and several years of GIS experience available to help the region take advantage of GIS as a tool for you.

GIS/GPS Training
The utilization of GIS continues to grow within municipalities as a tool for economic development, infrastructure management, planning, assessment, code enforcement, and public safety. STW hosts and co-sponsors a variety of GIS training sessions ranging from hands-on usage to planning and implementation. Training can be tailored to fit a wide variety of groups with varying skill levels.

To maintain their GIS data and infrastructure, municipal officials are finding that being trained in GPS data collection can save them time and money. Traditionally, STW offered GPS Data Collection Training through the Community GIS Program. STW hosts one-day training sessions on using GPS data collection units for Community GIS members at no additional cost. These training sessions are held once a year, or as demand sees fit. Municipalities often take advantage of these training sessions as a refresher on GPS operations as well.

Southern Tier West has been involved in continued efforts of planning and outreach for the 2010 Census. Specific programs promoted include the "LUCA Program", "Complete Count Committee Program", "PSAP Program", and the "Census in Schools Program".

NYS Data Center Affiliate
The NYS Data Center is New York's primary repository of economic and demographic data. The NYS Data Center operates through approximately 50 state, local, and university coordinating and affiliate organizations around the state. These affiliation maintain Census and related economic and demographic data and provide local information services to local government, business, and the public. Southern Tier West is one of these data center affiliates, providing data resources for Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua Counties.

STW Community GIS Website
Demographic Profiles 2000/Municipalities in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua Counties
Demographic Profiles 2010/Municipalities in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua Counties