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MassGIS Data: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Regions

August 2021

This MEMA Regions layer represents boundaries used by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for planning and administrative purposes.

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Overview

The MEMA Regions layer represents boundaries used by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for planning and administrative purposes. The data layer is considered unclassified information and was developed to meet Homeland Security Infrastructure Program requirements. The coverage was joined to the MassGIS Towns layer on TOWN_ID by MEMA staff. MassGIS dissolved the layer on region name.

The ArcSDE layers and Data Viewer shapefiles are named REGMEMA_POLY and REGMEMA_ARC.

The polygon feature class was updated in August 2021 to be based on the Survey Towns Boundaries (previously based on the USGS-based town boundaries).

Attributes

The polygon attribute table contains the following items: 

Item Width/Type Description
NAME 8 / I Region Name
PHONE 12 / C Region Phone Number
POP2000 9 / I Region Population, 2000

The arc attribute table contains the following items:

Item Width/Type Description
OUTLINE 1 / I

Boundary type:
 9 = MEMA internal boundary
 1 = State outline
 4 = Coastline

Related Database Table

The table REGMEMA_POLY_TOWNS identifies which towns fall within each MEMA region. Items include: 

Item Width/Type Description
TOWN_ID 4 / I Municipality ID, from Municipalities layer
NAME 8 / C Region Name (same as NAME item in polygon attribute table)

 

Maintenance

MEMA will provide any updates to MassGIS.

Last updated: August 11, 2021
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