- 2014 Spring NEARC Call for Presentations
The NEARC Spring Spatial Technologies Conference is calling for presentations for the event on Tuesday May 13 in Amherst.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP Land Disposal of Solid Waste
March 7, 2014 - Several new features and updated data and metadata. Current as of December 2013.
- MassGIS Data - Community Boundaries (Towns)
February 25, 2014 - Attribute updates to the Towns and Boundaries data layers
- MassGIS Data - Community Boundaries (Towns) from Survey Points
February 6, 2014 - Several edits, including some based on Level 3 Parcels.
- MassGIS Data - Farmers' Markets
January 28, 2014 - The latest update from the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources, current as of January 6, is now available for download.
- Updates to Two MassDEP Data Layers
- MassGIS Data - Protected and Recreational OpenSpace
January 14, 2014 - Updated with many FY 2013 fee-acquisitions or restrictions acquired by the Division of Fish and Game, the Department of Agriculture, and EEA grant programs administered by the Department of Conservation Services, and dozens of new conservation restrictions that were acquired in part by the new Conservation Land Tax Credit program. Also, many previously digitized open spaces were adjusted to the more spatially accurate Level 3 assessors parcels boundaries. Data downloads represent updates as of 1/10/2014.
January 14, 2013 - MassGIS has funding in FY2014 and FY2015 for a new project to enhance standardized mapping . The focus of these enhancements is assessor map content missing from the standardized mapping and other obstacles to maintaining standardized assessor mapping.
- MassGIS Data - Office of Fishing and Boating Access Sites
January 10, 2014 - One more location added: Charles River in Dedham.
- MassGIS Data - USGS Color Ortho Imagery (2013)
December 20, 2013 - New 30-centimeter color ortho imagery for the Boston, Worcester and Springfield urban areas, from spring 2013.
- RFR for GIS Services
December 17, 2013 - The Commonwealth’s procurement office has recently released a Request for Responses (RFR) for IT Project Services. The RFR seeks proposals in three categories, one of which is GIS. See RFR for GIS Services for more information.
- MassGIS Data - FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer
October 30, 2013 - Data added for Essex, Hampden, Norfolk and Plymouth counties.
- MassGIS Data - Hurricane Surge Inundation Zones
October 23, 2013 - This new layer represents worst-case Hurricane Surge Inundation areas for Category 1 through 4 coastal hurricanes, based on SLOSH model data.
- MassGIS Data - Level 3 Assessors’ Parcel Mapping
October 30, 2013 – With the completion of Oxford and Essex, all Massachusetts Municipalities (save Boston) now have their parcel data available for download. Now we begin the process of updating.
- Maintaining Standardized Parcel Mapping
October 8, 2013 - A new section on our website provides information for Assessors and mapping vendors about the importance of maintaining standardized parcel mapping, and contains instructions on how to do it.
- Updates to MassDEP Data Layers
- LiDAR Fugro Viewer
October 1, 2013 - Many of MassGIS's customers do not have their own GIS to view our GIS data so they use OLIVER .Users have recently asked about adding LiDAR data, either the DEM rasters or the LAS point files, to OLIVER.This cannot be done, however on the LiDAR metadata page we've posted a link to a free LiDAR (both DEMs and LAS) viewer released by Fugro.It has a tool that will return the elevation in meters for any location in the LiDAR coverage area.
- MassGIS Data - Massachusetts Geographic Response Plan
August 21, 2013 -- New from MassDEP, the GRP layers support the state's planning document and response tool to guide local responders during the first 24 to 48 hours of a major coastal oil spill.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP 2012 Integrated List of Waters (305(b)/303(d))
September 26, 2013 - These data represent the combined reporting elements for the 2012 cycle of sections 305(b) and 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act. The objective of this statute is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP Eelgrass Mapping Project
July 26, 2013 -- New seagrass data are available from delineation completed during 2010 and 2012. MassDEP also made minor updates to the data from 1995, 2001 and 2006/2007.
- MassGIS Data - Limited Access Highway Exits
July 23, 2013 -- Improved, more spatially accurate and updated data from MassDOT.
- MassGIS Data - Designated Shellfish Growing Areas
July 17, 2013 - Update from Department of Fish and Game's Division of Marine Fisheries. This layer reflects classification areas as of July 1, 2013.
- Digital Globe 2011-12 Ortho Image Base Map
July 11 2013 - Now available from the "Basemaps" button in Oliver, an aerial-photo reference map that displays color, 30-centimeter pixel resolution ortho imagery captured in 2011 and 2012, the most up-to-date ortho photography available at MassGIS.
- MassGIS Data - LiDAR Terrain Data
May 16, 2013 - DEMs and LAS and other point data from 2012 are now available for the Merrimack and Hudson-Hoosic and Deerfield watershed areas. Most of eastern Massachusetts as well as portions of Hampden County are already available.
- OLIVER Enhancements and Bug Fixes
June 17, 2013 - Updates include new tools: a simple one-datalayer-at-a-time identify; a simple buffer creator; an abutters list generator in MuniMappers, and more, plus bug fixes.
- MassGIS Data - DCR Pools
May 31, 2013 - The latest update from the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) GIS Program is based on DCR pool listings as of May 20, 2013.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP BWP Major Facilities
March 12, 2013 - MassDEP has updated its BWP Major Facilities data layer. Data are current as of February 14, 2013.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP Underground Storage Tanks
March 12, 2013 - MassDEP has made available a new data layer of Underground Storage Tank locations. This dataset had been removed from distribution while the updates were in progress. Data are current as of February 14, 2013.
- MassGIS Data - Prime Forest Land
Jan. 15, 2013 - The Prime Forest Land dataset is now complete statewide, with the addition of Franklin and Plymouth Counties.