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The MEMA Regions layer represents boundaries used by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for planning and administrative purposes. The data layer is considered unclassified information and was developed to meet Homeland Security Infrastructure Program requirements. The coverage was joined to the MassGIS Towns layer on TOWN_ID by MEMA staff. MassGIS dissolved the layer on region name.
The ArcSDE layers and Data Viewer shapefiles are named REGMEMA_POLY and REGMEMA_ARC.
The polygon attribute table contains the following items:
The arc attribute table contains the following items:
Item Width/Type Description NAME 8 / I Region Name PHONE 12 / C Region Phone Number POP2000 9 / I Region Population, 2000
Item Width/Type Description OUTLINE 1 / I Boundary type:
9 = MEMA internal boundary
1 = State outline
4 = Coastline
Related Database Table
The table REGMEMA_POLY_TOWNS identifies which towns fall within each MEMA region. Items include:
Item Width/Type Description TOWN_ID 4 / I Municipality ID, from TOWNS layer NAME 8 / C Region Name (same as NAME item in polygon attribute table)
MEMA will provide any updates to MassGIS.
Last Updated 7/29/2003