MassGIS is named as the Bureau of geographic information within the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology. MGL PartI-TitleII-Chapter7D

Section 5. There shall be a bureau of geographic information within the office which shall develop, maintain, update and distribute geographic information, technology, data and services for use by state agencies, municipalities and the public. The office shall coordinate all geographic information activities in state and local government and shall collect, manage and distribute geographic information maintained by state agencies and local government agencies. The office shall also provide technical services related to geographic information to state agencies and municipalities. The CIO shall set standards for the acquisition, management and reporting of geographical information and for the acquisition, creation or use of applications employing such information by any state agency and the reporting of such information by municipalities.