December 2009

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(Self-extracting executable with table in dBASE fomat,
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Overview

This data, stored as a table that may be joined to community boundary (Towns) polygon layers, contains the public Electric, Gas, and Cable (television and perhaps other services) utility providers for each Massachusetts municipality as of May 2008. The source of data for Electric and Natural Gas was the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities as of April 23, 2008. The source of data for Cable utilities was the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable as of May 7, 2008.
Also included in the table are data from 2005. Sources of data for Electric and Gas utilities were utility websites and, where necessary, verbal confirmation with the municipality. Data for Cable utilities were provided by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy as of May 12, 2005.
 
The table is stored as TOWNS_POLY_UTILITIES and may be joined to the Towns from Survey Points (TOWNSSURVEY_POLY) or Towns (TOWNS_POLY) layers on the TOWN_ID field.


Electricity
PDF Map pdf format of    elec08.pdf
 


Natural Gas
PDF Map pdf format of    gas08.pdf
 


Cable
PDF Map pdf format of    cable08.pdf
 
These themes are available in Oliver and the MassGIS Data Viewer from the menu choices:
CATEGORY:Infrastructure > SUBCATEGORY:Public Utility Providers

Attributes

The TOWNS_POLY_UTILITIES table has the following items:
Item Name
 
 
 
Width/Type
 
 
 
Description
 
TOWN_ID
 
3 / I
 

 
3-digit municipality identifier (1-351)
TOWN
 
21 / C
 
Official municipality name
 
ELEC
 
30 / C
 
Current (2008) Electric service provider
 
GAS
 
30 / C
 
Current (2008) Natural Gas service provider
CABLE
 
30 / C
 
Current (2008) Cable service provider
ELEC_2005
 
30 / C
 
2005 Electric service provider
GAS_2005
 
30 / C
 
2005 Natural Gas service provider
CABLE_2005
 
30 / C
 
2005 Cable service provider

Maintenance

MassGIS will maintain the data and update as needed.
Updates in March 2006 for the 2005 data included setting Belmont to 'KeySpan' and Millville to 'None' for Natural Gas providers.
In December 2009 ELEC was changed to 'Municipal' for Lakeville, Middleborough and Russell.

Last Updated 12/7/2009