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MassGIS Data: 2021 Aerial Imagery Index

January 2022

This data layer is used to index the 2021 Aerial Imagery tiles.

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(ESRI Shapefile)


The polygon feature class, named COQ2021INDEX_POLY, is an index for the original GeoTiff images and the MassGIS-produced JPEG 2000 images. It stores the Web links for the JPEG 2000 free downloads. Each tile measures 1,500 m x 1,500 m.


The GeoTiff/JPEG 2000 index polygons were delivered to MassGIS with the imagery from Quantum, one index for each of the two UTM Zones (18N and 19N) that cover Massachusetts. MassGIS projected each layer to the NAD 1983 Mass. State Plane Mainland Meters coordinate system and merged them into this one feature class, and added some attribute fields. Note that MassGIS did not project the imagery; all imagery was kept in the original UTM projections as delivered by the USGS.


The COQ2021INDEX_POLY polygon attribute table contains the following fields:

Field Description
TILENAME     Unique 11-character ID for each 1,500m x 1,500m tile. Image names that begin with "18" are referenced to the UTM NAD 1983 (2011) Zone 18N coordinate system. Image names that begin with "19" are referenced to the UTM NAD 1983 (2011) Zone 19N coordinate system.
URL Web link for downloading JPEG 2000 tiles


MassGIS maintains this layer. No updates will be added.

Date published: January 31, 2022
Last updated: January 31, 2022

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