- MassGIS Data - Protected and Recreational OpenSpace
October 2, 2015 - GIS staff at the DAR, DFG, DCR and EEA continued to improve the protected and recreational open space dataset by adding many new acquisitions in-fee as well as restrictions for FY 2015. Town-wide open space updates were completed for Dudley, Hull, and Shrewsbury. The updates for these towns involved making spatial improvements to the open space boundaries as well as updating the attribute information.
- MassGIS Data - Level 3 Assessors’ Parcel Mapping
September 17, 2015 - Updated data for the following 28 municipalities is now available; most are FY2015 and FY2016 updates: Avon, Boylston, Chilmark, Douglas, East Brookfield, Eastham, Erving, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampden, Middleton, Monterey, New Bedford, Newton, Oak Bluffs, Palmer, Sheffield, South Hadley, Sterling, Sutton, Templeton, Tisbury, Tolland, Waltham, West Boylston, West Brookfield, West Stockbridge and Winthrop.
- MassGIS Data - Town and City Halls
September 1, 2015 - The West Boylston town hall point was moved to its current location.
- MassGIS Data - Surficial Geology (1:24,000)
August 27, 2015 - Data available for Area "I", covering the Quabbin region to Worcester.
- MassGIS Data - Building Structures (2-D, from 2011-2014 Ortho Imagery)
August 27, 2015 - 22 communities updated based on 2013/2014 USGS imagery and other sources.
- MassGIS Data - Fire Stations
August 17/18, 2015 - Data updated for Belmont and Great Barrington.
- MassGIS Data - MA DFW Coldwater Fisheries Resources (1:25,000)
August 7, 2015 - Mass. DFW has updated the data to reflect sampling efforts over the past year.
- MassGIS Data - LiDAR Terrain Data
July 17, 2015 - DEMs and LAS and other data from 2013-2014 are now available for many areas from Central Mass. to the coast (referred to as the "Sandy project"), filling in gaps and replacing some older areas. Also, new LiDAR data captured this spring completes coverage for the state; these data will be available later in the year.
- MassGIS Data - ZIP Codes (5-Digit) from HERE (Navteq)
July 8, 2015 - New data layer containing boundaries of Massachusetts ZIP Codes, from HERE (Navteq) 2015 Q2 data.
- MassGIS Data - DCR Roads and Trails
June 22, 2015 - Update to road and trail networks and points features in DCR Division of State Parks and Recreation properties.
June 11, 2015 - ESRI, the worlds leading GIS software company, is now using MassGISs Survey Town Boundaries in it's official worldwide topographic map.
The map can be viewed here.
- MassGIS Data - Office of Fishing and Boating Access Sites
June 10, 2015 - Latest update from the Dept. of Fish and Game.
- MassGIS Data - Farmers' Markets
June 10, 2015 - The latest update from the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources, current as of June 10, is now available for download.
- MassGIS Data - Long Distance Trails
June 9, 2015 - Most trails updated using GPS.
- MassGIS Data - DCR Pools
June 9, 2015 - The latest update from the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) GIS Program is based on DCR pool listings as of May 19, 2015.
- MassGIS Data - Massachusetts House Legislative Districts
May 8, 2015 - Updated with the results of recent special elections in the 1st Suffolk and 11th Worcester districts.
- Updates to Two MassDEP Data Layers
- MassGIS Data - Trains
April 29, 2015 - MBTA Commuter Rail station feature in Brockton updated.
- MassGIS Data - USGS Color Ortho Imagery (2013/2014)
March 30, 2015 - Imagery available for download statewide, including Cape Cod.
- LiDAR 2015 Acquisition
March 24, 2015 - Along with several partners, MassGIS is acquiring LiDAR terrain data for the remainder of the state.
- MassGIS Data - Community Preservation Act (CPA) Towns
March 31, 2015 - Updated to represent the latest data.
- MassGIS Data - Public School Districts
February 6, 2015 - Data updated to include all types of districts.
- MassGIS Data - Community Boundaries (Towns) from Survey Points
March 13, 2015 - Duxbury-Pembroke boundary edited based on survey plan.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP BWP Major Facilities
January 13, 2015 - MassDEP has updated its BWP Major Facilities data layer. Data are current as of June 30, 2014.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP Underground Storage Tanks
January 13, 2015 - MassDEP has made available a new data layer of Underground Storage Tank locations. Data are current as of June 30, 2014.
- MassGIS Data - Legislative District Layers Updated
- MassGIS Data - Police Stations
December 30, 2014 - MassGIS corrected the location and updated the addresses of several points.
- MassGIS Data - County Boundaries
November 20, 2014 - County boundaries based on the Towns from Survey points.
- MassGIS Data - FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer
November 3, 2014 - Data added for Barnstable and Nantucket counties. Other areas updated.
- MassGIS Data - MassDEP Eelgrass Mapping Project
September 23, 2014 -- New seagrass data are available from delineation completed during 2013.
- MassGIS Data - MBTA Rapid Transit
September 4, 2014 - The new Assembly station on the Orange Line was added.
- MassGIS Data - MBTA Bus Routes and Stops
July 3, 2014 - Summer 2014 update provided by the Central Transportation Planning Staff.
- MassGIS Data - Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Roads
June 13, 2014 - The year-end 2013 data from MassDOT are now available for download.
April 23, 2014- MassGIS announces results of funding to vendors for enhancements to the Level 3 Parcel data for 132 communities. After funding the creation of the parcel data, it became clear that some communities needed the data enhanced to increase its usability and allow for its integration into existing Assessor processes. Therefore, 8 vendors will be adding capabilities to the data that make it more user friendly, along with a commitment that it will be maintained to our standard. This is the list of communities, vendors, dollar value of the work and the fiscal years when the work will take place.
- MassGIS Data - Designated Shellfish Growing Areas
April 18, 2014 - Update from Department of Fish and Game's Division of Marine Fisheries. This layer reflects classification areas as of Jan. 8, 2014.
- 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
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 - 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.
- 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 - Limited Access Highway Exits
July 23, 2013 -- Improved, more spatially accurate and updated data from MassDOT.
- Digital Globe 2011/2012 Color Ortho Imagery
May 14, 2015 - Now available as a cached tileset hosted at ArcGIS Online.
- 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 - Prime Forest Land
Jan. 15, 2013 - The Prime Forest Land dataset is now complete statewide, with the addition of Franklin and Plymouth Counties.