• MassGIS Data - Level 3 Assessors’ Parcel Mapping

    August 21, 2014 – Updates are available for 18 municipalities: Amesbury, Belmont, Boxford, Carver, Dunstable, Eastham, Georgetown, Great Barrington, Hawley, Ludlow, Marion, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Peabody, Rowley, Townsend and West Newbury

  • MassGIS Data - Protected and Recreational OpenSpace
    August 19, 2014 - Editors from the Division of Fish and Game,  the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Division of Conservation Services have continued to improve the dataset by adding many new fee-acquisitions or restrictions that were acquired in FY 2014. Dozens of new conservation restrictions that were acquired in-part by the new Conservation Land Tax Credit program have been added as well. Also, many previously digitized open spaces have been made more spatially accurate by being adjusted to match the boundaries of Level 3 assessors parcels. Data downloads represent updates as of 8/15/2014.
  • MassGIS Data - Office of Fishing and Boating Access Sites

    August 19, 2014 - Three locations added (in Harwich, Medway and Oak Bluffs).

  • MassGIS Data - Trains

    July 16, 2014 - MBTA Commuter Rail and other rail features updated.

  • MassGIS Data - Building Structures (2-D, from 2011-2013 Ortho Imagery)
    July 23, 2014 - 23 communities updated based on 2013 USGS imagery and other sources
    June 27, 2014 - 58 communities updated based on 2013 USGS imagery and other sources
    May 14, 2014 - 36 communities updated based on 2013 USGS imagery
  • July 9, 2014 - The MassDEP GIS Group has updated the following layers, now available from MassGIS: Public Water Supplies and wellhead protection areas ( Zone IIs, IWPA ).

  • MassGIS Data - MBTA Bus Routes and Stops

    July 3, 2014 - Summer 2014 update provided by the Central Transportation Planning Staff.

  • MassGIS Data - DCR Pools

    June 18, 2014 - The latest update from the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) GIS Program is based on DCR pool listings as of May 22, 2014.

  • MassGIS Data - Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Roads

    June 13, 2014 - The year-end 2013 data from MassDOT are now available for download.

  • MassGIS Data - Legislative District Layers Updated

    May 15, 2014 - Polygon attributes for the State House and Senate and U.S. Congressional districts data layers have been updated to reflect recent special elections and vacancies.

  • 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 - DCR Roads and Trails

    March 18, 2014 - Road and trail networks and points features in DCR Division of State Parks and Recreation properties.

  • 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

    January 27, 2014 - The MassDEP GIS Group has updated the following layers, now available from MassGIS: Chapter 21e Sites and AUL Sites .

  • 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 - 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    October 7, 2013 - The MassDEP GIS Group has updated the following layers, now available from MassGIS: Public Water Supplies , Zone IIs, IWPA , Surface Water Supply Protection Areas (Zone A, B, C) , Surface Water Supply WatershedsChapter 21e Sites and AUL Sites .

  • 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.

  • 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 - 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 - Prime Forest Land

    Jan. 15, 2013 - The Prime Forest Land dataset is now complete statewide, with the addition of Franklin and Plymouth Counties.

  • 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.