To Download: Right-click on each link and choose "Save Target" or "Save Link As" to save the file locally.

Once Downloaded: Export files must be imported prior to use in GIS software. Each Shapefile .exe file contains all the necessary components for the shapefile format (.dbf, .shx, .shp, and other files). Once downloaded, extract the files by double-clicking on the .exe file name in Windows Explorer or by entering the name at the DOS Command Prompt and hitting return. The StuffIt software (for Windows or Macintosh) or the Unix  and Linux command "unzip" can also be used to extract the data from the .exe files.

For details on this layer (metadata) see the Datalayer Description.

Statewide Historical Landuse Table
(self-extracting .exe containing the file LANDUSE_POLY_HISTORY.dbf, which stores the historical landuse codes for 1951, 1990, 1991 and 1997, where available; the resulting .dbf is 10 MB)
landuse_poly_history.exe (1.2 MB)
Statewide Land Use Status Layer
(stores years of most recent photography used for land use interpretation)
lustat.exe (Shapefile and .avl)
Symbolization files
(ArcGIS 9.0 LYR and ArcVIew 3.x AVL files, based on 21-class and 37-class Land Use schemes)
lus_sym.exe (98 KB)
Land Use Polygon Data:

Download Statewide Shapefile
(landuse_poly.exe, 115 MB)
- or -
Download by Town (See the Index Map pdf format of    City/Town and County Index Map  file size 6MB for finding tiles):
City/TownShapefile
ABINGTONlus1.exe
ACTONlus2.exe
ACUSHNETlus3.exe
ADAMSlus4.exe
AGAWAMlus5.exe
ALFORDlus6.exe
AMESBURYlus7.exe
AMHERSTlus8.exe
ANDOVERlus9.exe
ARLINGTONlus10.exe
ASHBURNHAMlus11.exe
ASHBYlus12.exe
ASHFIELDlus13.exe
ASHLANDlus14.exe
ATHOLlus15.exe
ATTLEBOROlus16.exe
AUBURNlus17.exe
AVONlus18.exe
AYERlus19.exe
BARNSTABLElus20.exe
BARRElus21.exe
BECKETlus22.exe
BEDFORDlus23.exe
BELCHERTOWNlus24.exe
BELLINGHAMlus25.exe
BELMONTlus26.exe
BERKLEYlus27.exe
BERLINlus28.exe
BERNARDSTONlus29.exe
BEVERLYlus30.exe
BILLERICAlus31.exe
BLACKSTONElus32.exe
BLANDFORDlus33.exe
BOLTONlus34.exe
BOSTONlus35.exe
BOURNElus36.exe
BOXBOROUGHlus37.exe
BOXFORDlus38.exe
BOYLSTONlus39.exe
BRAINTREElus40.exe
BREWSTERlus41.exe
BRIDGEWATERlus42.exe
BRIMFIELDlus43.exe
BROCKTONlus44.exe
BROOKFIELDlus45.exe
BROOKLINElus46.exe
BUCKLANDlus47.exe
BURLINGTONlus48.exe
CAMBRIDGElus49.exe
CANTONlus50.exe
CARLISLElus51.exe
CARVERlus52.exe
CHARLEMONTlus53.exe
CHARLTONlus54.exe
CHATHAMlus55.exe
CHELMSFORDlus56.exe
CHELSEAlus57.exe
CHESHIRElus58.exe
CHESTERlus59.exe
CHESTERFIELDlus60.exe
CHICOPEElus61.exe
CHILMARKlus62.exe
CLARKSBURGlus63.exe
CLINTONlus64.exe
COHASSETlus65.exe
COLRAINlus66.exe
CONCORDlus67.exe
CONWAYlus68.exe
CUMMINGTONlus69.exe
DALTONlus70.exe
DANVERSlus71.exe
DARTMOUTHlus72.exe
DEDHAMlus73.exe
DEERFIELDlus74.exe
DENNISlus75.exe
DIGHTONlus76.exe
DOUGLASlus77.exe
DOVERlus78.exe
DRACUTlus79.exe
DUDLEYlus80.exe
DUNSTABLElus81.exe
DUXBURYlus82.exe
EAST BRIDGEWATERlus83.exe
EAST BROOKFIELDlus84.exe
EAST LONGMEADOWlus85.exe
EASTHAMlus86.exe
EASTHAMPTONlus87.exe
EASTONlus88.exe
EDGARTOWNlus89.exe
EGREMONTlus90.exe
ERVINGlus91.exe
ESSEXlus92.exe
EVERETTlus93.exe
FAIRHAVENlus94.exe
FALL RIVERlus95.exe
FALMOUTHlus96.exe
FITCHBURGlus97.exe
FLORIDAlus98.exe
FOXBOROUGHlus99.exe
FRAMINGHAMlus100.exe
FRANKLINlus101.exe
FREETOWNlus102.exe
GARDNERlus103.exe
GAY HEADlus104.exe
GEORGETOWNlus105.exe
GILLlus106.exe
GLOUCESTERlus107.exe
GOSHENlus108.exe
GOSNOLDlus109.exe
GRAFTONlus110.exe
GRANBYlus111.exe
GRANVILLElus112.exe
GREAT BARRINGTONlus113.exe
GREENFIELDlus114.exe
GROTONlus115.exe
GROVELANDlus116.exe
HADLEYlus117.exe
HALIFAXlus118.exe
HAMILTONlus119.exe
HAMPDENlus120.exe
HANCOCKlus121.exe
HANOVERlus122.exe
HANSONlus123.exe
HARDWICKlus124.exe
HARVARDlus125.exe
HARWICHlus126.exe
HATFIELDlus127.exe
HAVERHILLlus128.exe
HAWLEYlus129.exe
HEATHlus130.exe
HINGHAMlus131.exe
HINSDALElus132.exe
HOLBROOKlus133.exe
HOLDENlus134.exe
HOLLANDlus135.exe
HOLLISTONlus136.exe
HOLYOKElus137.exe
HOPEDALElus138.exe
HOPKINTONlus139.exe
HUBBARDSTONlus140.exe
HUDSONlus141.exe
HULLlus142.exe
HUNTINGTONlus143.exe
IPSWICHlus144.exe
KINGSTONlus145.exe
LAKEVILLElus146.exe
LANCASTERlus147.exe
LANESBOROUGHlus148.exe
LAWRENCElus149.exe
LEElus150.exe
LEICESTERlus151.exe
LENOXlus152.exe
LEOMINSTERlus153.exe
LEVERETTlus154.exe
LEXINGTONlus155.exe
LEYDENlus156.exe
LINCOLNlus157.exe
LITTLETONlus158.exe
LONGMEADOWlus159.exe
LOWELLlus160.exe
LUDLOWlus161.exe
LUNENBURGlus162.exe
LYNNlus163.exe
LYNNFIELDlus164.exe
MALDENlus165.exe
MANCHESTERlus166.exe
MANSFIELDlus167.exe
MARBLEHEADlus168.exe
MARIONlus169.exe
MARLBOROUGHlus170.exe
MARSHFIELDlus171.exe
MASHPEElus172.exe
MATTAPOISETTlus173.exe
MAYNARDlus174.exe
MEDFIELDlus175.exe
MEDFORDlus176.exe
City/TownShapefile
MEDWAYlus177.exe
MELROSElus178.exe
MENDONlus179.exe
MERRIMAClus180.exe
METHUENlus181.exe
MIDDLEBOROUGHlus182.exe
MIDDLEFIELDlus183.exe
MIDDLETONlus184.exe
MILFORDlus185.exe
MILLBURYlus186.exe
MILLISlus187.exe
MILLVILLElus188.exe
MILTONlus189.exe
MONROElus190.exe
MONSONlus191.exe
MONTAGUElus192.exe
MONTEREYlus193.exe
MONTGOMERYlus194.exe
MOUNT WASHINGTONlus195.exe
NAHANTlus196.exe
NANTUCKETlus197.exe
NATICKlus198.exe
NEEDHAMlus199.exe
NEW ASHFORDlus200.exe
NEW BEDFORDlus201.exe
NEW BRAINTREElus202.exe
NEW MARLBOROUGHlus203.exe
NEW SALEMlus204.exe
NEWBURYlus205.exe
NEWBURYPORTlus206.exe
NEWTONlus207.exe
NORFOLKlus208.exe
NORTH ADAMSlus209.exe
NORTH ANDOVERlus210.exe
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGHlus211.exe
NORTH BROOKFIELDlus212.exe
NORTH READINGlus213.exe
NORTHAMPTONlus214.exe
NORTHBOROUGHlus215.exe
NORTHBRIDGElus216.exe
NORTHFIELDlus217.exe
NORTONlus218.exe
NORWELLlus219.exe
NORWOODlus220.exe
OAK BLUFFSlus221.exe
OAKHAMlus222.exe
ORANGElus223.exe
ORLEANSlus224.exe
OTISlus225.exe
OXFORDlus226.exe
PALMERlus227.exe
PAXTONlus228.exe
PEABODYlus229.exe
PELHAMlus230.exe
PEMBROKElus231.exe
PEPPERELLlus232.exe
PERUlus233.exe
PETERSHAMlus234.exe
PHILLIPSTONlus235.exe
PITTSFIELDlus236.exe
PLAINFIELDlus237.exe
PLAINVILLElus238.exe
PLYMOUTHlus239.exe
PLYMPTONlus240.exe
PRINCETONlus241.exe
PROVINCETOWNlus242.exe
QUINCYlus243.exe
RANDOLPHlus244.exe
RAYNHAMlus245.exe
READINGlus246.exe
REHOBOTHlus247.exe
REVERElus248.exe
RICHMONDlus249.exe
ROCHESTERlus250.exe
ROCKLANDlus251.exe
ROCKPORTlus252.exe
ROWElus253.exe
ROWLEYlus254.exe
ROYALSTONlus255.exe
RUSSELLlus256.exe
RUTLANDlus257.exe
SALEMlus258.exe
SALISBURYlus259.exe
SANDISFIELDlus260.exe
SANDWICHlus261.exe
SAUGUlus262.exe
SAVOYlus263.exe
SCITUATElus264.exe
SEEKONKlus265.exe
SHARONlus266.exe
SHEFFIELDlus267.exe
SHELBURNElus268.exe
SHERBORNlus269.exe
SHIRLEYlus270.exe
SHREWSBURYlus271.exe
SHUTESBURYlus272.exe
SOMERSETlus273.exe
SOMERVILLElus274.exe
SOUTH HADLlus275.exe
SOUTHAMPTONlus276.exe
SOUTHBOROUGHlus277.exe
SOUTHBRIDGElus278.exe
SOUTHWICKlus279.exe
SPENCERlus280.exe
SPRINGFIELDlus281.exe
STERLINGlus282.exe
STOCKBRIDGElus283.exe
STONEHAMlus284.exe
STOUGHTONlus285.exe
STOWlus286.exe
STURBRIDGElus287.exe
SUDBURYlus288.exe
SUNDERLANDlus289.exe
SUTTONlus290.exe
SWAMPSCOTTlus291.exe
SWANSEAlus292.exe
TAUNTONlus293.exe
TEMPLETONlus294.exe
TEWKSBURYlus295.exe
TISBURYlus296.exe
TOLLANDlus297.exe
TOPSFIELDlus298.exe
TOWNSENDlus299.exe
TRUROlus300.exe
TYNGSBOROUGHlus301.exe
TYRINGHAMlus302.exe
UPTON lus303.exe
UXBRIDGElus304.exe
WAKEFIELDlus305.exe
WALESlus306.exe
WALPOLElus307.exe
WALTHAMlus308.exe
WARElus309.exe
WAREHAMlus310.exe
WARRENlus311.exe
WARWICKlus312.exe
WASHINGTONlus313.exe
WATERTOWNlus314.exe
WAYLANDlus315.exe
WEBSTERlus316.exe
WELLESLEYlus317.exe
WELLFLEETlus318.exe
WENDELLlus319.exe
WENHAMlus320.exe
WEST BOYLSTONlus321.exe
WEST BRIDGEWATERlus322.exe
WEST BROOKFIELDlus323.exe
WEST NEWBURYlus324.exe
WEST SPRINGFIELDlus325.exe
WEST STOCKBRIDGElus326.exe
WEST TISBURYlus327.exe
WESTBOROUGHlus328.exe
WESTFIELDlus329.exe
WESTFORDlus330.exe
WESTHAMPTONlus331.exe
WESTMINSTERlus332.exe
WESTONlus333.exe
WESTPORTlus334.exe
WESTWOODlus335.exe
WEYMOUTHlus336.exe
WHATELYlus337.exe
WHITMANlus338.exe
WILBRAHAMlus339.exe
WILLIAMSBURGlus340.exe
WILLIAMSTOWNlus341.exe
WILMINGTONlus342.exe
WINCHENDONlus343.exe
WINCHESTERlus344.exe
WINDSORlus345.exe
WINTHROPlus346.exe
WOBURNlus347.exe
WORCESTERlus348.exe
WORTHINGTONlus349.exe
WRENTHAMlus350.exe
YARMOUTHlus351.exe

Last Updated 1/25/2013