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MassGIS Base Map

The MassGIS Base Map, available in MassMapper and many of our ArcGIS Online applications, is a general-reference map that contains a variety of features, all from the MassGIS database.

The map was designed by MassGIS staff in Esri's ArcGIS Pro software and was cached (pre-rendered) into tile layers for the Web The caching process greatly speeds the display of all basemap features. A single basemap cache combines a topographic base, detailed features and 2D building structures. Each is stored in MassGIS' ArcGIS Online organizational account and is described below.

MassGIS Basemap sample


This tile cache is used as the basemap in the MassGIS Basemap web map.


MassGIS has also prepared other tile caches so that you can construct the full basemap yourself, which allows you to display other layers above or below any of these individual tile layers, which are available from the "Tiled Layers" menu in MassMapper:

See the individual data layer pages (links above) for dates of each dataset.

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Map Legends

The legends for the basemap tile layers:

MassGIS Basemap legend


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Last updated: January 12, 2024

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