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 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.

Land Use Polygon Data:

Download Statewide Shapefile and ArcGIS 9.2 LYR (landuse2005_poly.exe, 236 MB)
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Download by County-based tile (See the Index Map pdf format of    ix_lus2005.pdf  for finding tiles)
(Also download ArcGIS 9.2 LYR, may be imported for any shapefile below)
 

County-based TileESRI Shapefiles
BARNSTABLELANDUSE2005_POLY_BARN.exe
BERKSHIRELANDUSE2005_POLY_BERK.exe
BRISTOLLANDUSE2005_POLY_BRIS.exe
ESSEXLANDUSE2005_POLY_ESSE.exe
FRANKLINLANDUSE2005_POLY_FRAN.exe
HAMPDENLANDUSE2005_POLY_HAMD.exe
HAMPSHIRELANDUSE2005_POLY_HAMS.exe
ISLANDS (Dukes and Nantucket)LANDUSE2005_POLY_ISLA.exe
MIDDLESEXLANDUSE2005_POLY_MIDD.exe
NORFOLKLANDUSE2005_POLY_NORF.exe
PLYMOUTHLANDUSE2005_POLY_PLYM.exe
SUFFOLKLANDUSE2005_POLY_SUFF.exe
WORCESTER (NORTHERN PART)LANDUSE2005_POLY_WORN.exe
WORCESTER (SOUTHERN PART)LANDUSE2005_POLY_WORS.exe

Last Updated 5/23/2012