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Now you can use our data for your website, feed reader, or application. This is a FREE service that allows various user groups (i.e. the general public, commercial vendors, transportation agencies, researchers, media and others) to access New York State Canals real-time and static data for use in their applications and research efforts.

Data Feeds

These data feeds are accessed through a web connection and are available in XML format. The data feeds are updated as individual events become active, are updated, or expire and are removed from the feed. The feeds may also change daily as new information becomes available.

  • Boats for Hire
    boatsforhire.xml - Includes boat rentals and cruises available along the Canal. Information includes latitude and longitude coordinates, company names, contact information, vessels, ports and waterways.
  • Boat Launches
    canalwatertrail.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, shore, site name, launch type, amenities and locations.
  • Calendar of Events
    calendar.xml - Includes a list of festivals and events along the Canal. Information includes dates, waterways, events, contact information and regions of New York.
  • Heritage Sites
    heritagesites.xml - Includes a list of Canal themed and non-Canal themed heritage sites along the Canal. Information includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, shore, site name, phone numbers, closest dock and bike path locations and description of the sites.
  • Locks, Lift Bridges and Guard Gates
    locks.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, name/locations and phone.
    liftbridges.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, name/locations and phone.
    guardgates.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, name/locations and phone.
  • Lodging
    lodging.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, shore, accommodations, phone, docks and distance from dock along the canal.
  • Marinas and Public Docks
    marinas.xml - Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, shore, name and locations, phone and amenities offered for marinas and public docks located along the Canal.
  • Navigating the Canals
    Includes latitude and longitude coordinates, miles, features, channel width and depths, overhead clearance and charts.
    navinfo-hudsonriver.xml - Hudson River
    navinfo-champlain.xml - Champlain Canal
    navinfo-fortedward.xml - Champlain Canal - Fort Edward Yacht Basin
    navinfo-erieeastern.xml - Eastern Erie Canal
    navinfo-frankfortharbor.xml - Eastern Erie Canal - Frankfort Harbor
    navinfo-uticaharbor.xml - Eastern Erie Canal - Utica Harbor
    navinfo-oswego.xml - Oswego Canal
    navinfo-eriecentral.xml - Central Erie Canal
    navinfo-onondagalake.xml - Central Erie Canal - Onondaga Lake
    navinfo-cayugaseneca.xml - Cayuga-Seneca Canal
    navinfo-cayugalake.xml - Cayuga-Seneca Canal to Cayuga Lake
    navinfo-senecalake.xml - Cayuga-Seneca Canal to Seneca Lake
    navinfo-eriewestern.xml - Western Erie Canal
    navinfo-geneseeriver.xml - Western Erie Canal - Genesee River
    navinfo-ellicottcreek.xml - Western Erie Canal - Ellicott Creek

REST Endpoints for GIS Web Services

These services allow developers access to current GIS datasets via the Internet, without requiring downloading and storing data. All available Canal Corporation data that is available through web services can be found at: http://nysthruway.maps.arcgis.com.

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