The Massachusetts Highway Department, in cooperation with the Massachusetts State 911 Department and MassGIS, has purchased an enterprise license for the NAVTEQ geocoding files for Massachusetts. The license allows these files to be used by any Massachusetts government agency or political subdivision, including commissions, boards, regional agencies, authorities, and cities and towns; however, the NAVTEQ files remain the property of NAVTEQ and may not be distributed to outside entities or for any commercial or mobile purposes.

MassGIS will act as the distributor of these data, which will be available in a shapefile format or a personal geodatabase. To facilitate the receipt of the data, an organization must first identify a Technical Contact (usually a GIS person) and a Signatory, who should be at the highest supervisory level possible in order to cover the most possible users.

MassGIS will be working with the Massachusetts State 911 Department to correct and refine the data over time. After an initial round of corrections based on E-911 data, we will be seeking local users of the data to act as our partners and to send us errors and corrections.

To get started, please see the Project Description.

Also see the FAQ page.

Please direct any inquiries to paul.nutting@state.ma.us.

 

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