Providing Geospatial Services to the Commonwealth

CGIS is housed within the Institute of State and Regional Affairs (ISRA) at Penn State Harrisburg. CGIS provides support for spatial science research, analysis, visualization, and education. The center provides assistance with a variety of geospatial technologies and databases, including ArcGIS, Census Bureau TIGER, PAMAP imagery, and Census data mapping.

CGIS is actively involved in geospatial organizations and works closely with other geospatial providers including the Pennsylvania State Data Center and PASDA.

Statistical and Thematic Mapping Services

Statistical mapping facilitates data analysis by displaying information in a spatial format. It also assists in conveying information to an audience. Any data item from the 1990 or 2000 Census, Population Estimates, American Community Survey or user-supplied data can be placed into its coordinating geographic boundaries; whether state level, county, school district, zip code, census tract or block.

PAMAP Digital Orthoimagery and LiDAR data

The PAMAP Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, was a collaborative effort of federal, state, and local government agencies that made possible the collection of a statewide set of high-resolution LiDAR elevation data and digital orthophotographs. The Orthoimagery is at a 1-foot pixel resolution. The PAMAP LiDAR data consists of DEMS (3.2-foot pixels in GeoTIFF format), LAS point clouds, breaklines, and contours. Volume purchases and custom data extracts are available for a fee. Contact us for details and pricing.


CGIS can geocode addresses and return geographic coordinates. Contact us for pricing.

777 West Harrisburg Pike • Middletown, PA 17057

Phone: (717)948-6690 • Fax: (717)948-6754


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