Specialized web maps

A gallery of theme-focused web maps provided by MassGIS.

State agencies interested in including GIS and mapping capabilities in their web sites should contact MassGIS. Developers can learn more about MassGIS' Geospatial Web Services.

Massachusetts Interactive Property Map

Massachusetts Interactive Property Map Viewer

The Massachusetts Interactive Property Map, developed by MassGIS, enables developers, banks, realtors, businesses, and homeowners to view seamless property information such as land valuation and owner across the Commonwealth. More details...

>> Open the Massachusetts Interactive Property Map

 

Phase 1 Site Assessment Map

MCP Numerical Ranking System (NRS) Site Map

Overview

The purpose of this tool is to allow a Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) or a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) to generate a Phase 1 Site Assessment Map that is suitable for printing on a standard letter ( 7.5” x 11” ) sized portrait page.

Site Information

The name, address, town and RTN information that you provide will be displayed at the top of the map. Address and or town information is also used to zoom the map to the general area of the site. Once the map opens at this initial extent you can use the Map Tools to navigate the map, locate a site and generate an MCP NRS Map. Buffers will be drawn at 500 ft and .5 mile around your site.

>> Get a site map

 

Sidewalk Snow Removal Map

Sidewalk Snow Removal Map

Who needs to shovel the next time it snows?

Are homeowners and business owners required to remove snow from sidewalks contiguous to their property in each city and town in Massachusetts? Or are the municipalities responsible?

>> Find out with the Sidewalk Snow Removal Map

 

Massachusetts Elevation Finder

Massachusetts Elevation Finder (2005)

Click anywhere on the map in Massachusetts to view elevation in meters at that location.

These data, from 2005, represent the "bare earth" elevation of the terrain surface without vegetation and artificial features.

>> Go to the map

MORIS

MORIS is the Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System

MORIS

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management's (CZM) online mapping tool is a version of OLIVER that can be used to search and display spatial data pertaining to the Massachusetts coastal zone. Users can:

  • Interactively view various data layers (e.g., tide gauge stations, marine protected areas, access points, eelgrass beds, etc., and others not found in OLIVER) over a backdrop of aerial photographs, political boundaries, natural resources, human uses, bathymetry, or other data including Google base maps.
  • Share maps and download the actual data for use in a GIS

>> Open MORIS

Other web maps

Legislative District Browser

Legislative District Browser

Displays the Commonwealth's Senate and House legislative districts. You can search for their district based on municipality, legislator, or district name. When you click on a district, the results pop-up window contain links to the senator's and representative's Web pages.

>> Open the map

 

Shoreline Change Browser

CZM Shoreline Change Project

Displays how the Massachusetts coastline has changed - in some cases dramatically - over several time periods, generally from the mid-1800s to 1994.

Read the description of the Massachusetts Shoreline Change Project and at the bottom of the page click the link to proceed to the Shoreline Change Browser to view online maps and transect data, which detail the rate of change.

>> Open the map

 

Wetland and Wetland Change Areas Map

Wetland and Wetland Change Areas

The Wetland and Wetland Change Areas Map displays MassDEP developed wetland areas interpreted from 1:12,000 scale, stereo color-infrared (CIR) photography captured in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1999 and 2000. The map also includes Wetland Change areas interpreted from three separate iterations of MassGIS orthophotography.

The wetland and wetland change areas represented on this map have been determined solely through photo-interpretation. They do not represent, and should not be used as, wetlands delineation under the Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 131, sec. 40) and the implementing regulations (310 CMR 10.00 et seq.).

The Wetland and Wetland Change Areas Map is scale sensitive and will only draw when the map viewer is zoomed in to an appropriate, large scale. At smaller scales only the underlying base map will be displayed.

>> Open the map

 

NHESP Priority and Estimated Habitats

NHESP Priority and Estimated Habitats

Displays the most current regulatory layers developed by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program - Priority Habitats and Estimated Habitats. The Priority and Estimated Habitats presented here are part of the 14th Edition of the Massachusetts Natural Heritage Atlas, and are effective beginning August 1, 2017.

>> Open the map

 

Boston Harbor Habitat Atlas

CZM Boston Harbor Habitat Atlas

A subset of MORIS, this map displays several categories of data, including "Human Dimension" (Census, land use/land cover, roads) along with many coastal and offshore data, focusing on Boston Harbor.

>> Open the map

 

Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan Data

CZM MORIS Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan

A subset of MORIS, this map displays coastal and offshore features pertaining to the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, including management areas (multi-use, prohibited, provisional, wind energy), Special, Sensitive or Unique Resources (e.g., water bird and whale habitats) water-dependent uses, and many more.

>> Open the map

 

DCR Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) Viewer

DCR Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs)

This map can be used to display and find information on Areas of Critical Environmental Concern. Developed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. ACECs are places in Massachusetts that receive special recognition because of the quality, uniqueness and significance of their natural and cultural resources.

>> Open the map

 

Dams Viewer

DCR Dams

Displays dams with the option of zooming to dam ID or filtering list of dams by town. You can then pick the name of dam and zoom directly to that location. Data are provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

>> Open the map

 

DCR Watershed Protection Act (WsPA) Viewer

DCR Watershed Protection Act

This viewer can be used to find information on how the Watershed Protection Act (WsPA) affects parcels in the Quabbin, Ware and Wachusett watersheds. Users can search by city/town, sheet id and parcel id, or address. The Watershed Protection Act regulates land use and activities within critical areas of the Quabbin Reservoir, Ware River and Wachusett Reservoir watersheds for the purpose of protecting the quality of drinking water.

>> Open the map

 

Environmental Justice Viewer

EEA Environmental Justice

Displays neighborhoods across the state with high minority, non-English speaking and low-income populations (based on 2010 U.S. Census data). Such areas are the focus of EOEEAs EJ Policy, which was developed to use state resources to ensure that EJ populations receive a strong voice in environmental decision-making.

>> Open the map

 

EEA Wind Energy Large Scale Site Screening Tool

EEA Wind Energy Large Scale Site Screening Tool

Displays environmental data suitable for a wind turbine site assessment. Many datalayers include annual mean wind speeds, potential wind development sites, 1000 ft residential wind buffer, environmental exclusions and concerns, roads, hydrography, contours, landuse, parcel boundaries, and others.

>> Open the map

 

EOHED Preparing for Success Mapping Tool

EOHED Planning Ahead for Growth Mapping Tool

Developed by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and MassGIS, this online interactive mapping tool allows users to view the Commonwealth’s priority housing and economic development areas. Included are editing tools for state agency users to add polygons to see how their policies, programs and projects align with housing and economic development efforts.

>> Open the map

 

Priority Resource Map

MassDEP Priority Resource

The MassDEP Priority Resource Map displays environmental data that appears on a Numerical Ranking System (NRS) site assessment map as required by MassDEP under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan or MCP (310 CMR 40.0000), which sets out the requirements for reporting, assessing and remediating contaminated sites.

The information shown on this map comes from many different sources, at different scales. Some data may not be complete, some generalization may occur, and some information may not have been field verified. The Priority Resource Map is scale sensitive and will only draw when the map viewer is zoomed in to an appropriate, large scale. At smaller scales only the underlying base map will be displayed.

>> Open the map

 

MassDEP Title 5 Setback Areas

MassDEP Title 5 Setback Areas

The MassDEP Title 5 Setback Areas Map displays the estimated minimum setback distances from surface water and wetlands as required under 310 CMR 15.000 (Title 5), for the siting, construction, inspection, upgrade and expansion of on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems, including septic tanks, holding tanks, pump chambers, treatment units and soil absorption systems. Title 5 regulations have minimum setback requirements and nitrogen loading requirements for the installation of septic systems in certain areas. This map was created to be used by the public as a tool to aid in identifying water resources of concern for purposes of Title 5. The map generally shows the natural resources that require protection from these systems. The map is not to be used in place of any necessary survey.

The information shown on this map comes from many different sources, at different scales. Some data may not be complete, some generalization may occur, and some information may not have been field verified. The Title 5 Setback Areas Map is scale sensitive and will only draw when the map viewer is zoomed in to an appropriate, large scale. At smaller scales only the underlying base map will be displayed.

>> Open the map

 

Water Supply Protection Areas Map

MassDEP Water Supply Protection Areas

The MassDEP Water Supply Protection Areas Map displays Community and Non-community Public Water Supply (PWS) ground and surface water sources with Interim Wellhead Protection Areas (IWPA), Approved Wellhead Protection Areas (Zone II) and Surface Water Protection Areas (Zone A, Zone B and Zone C) as defined in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations (310 CMR 22.02).

The information shown on this map comes from many different sources, at different scales. Some data may not be complete, some generalization may occur, and some information may not have been field verified. The Water Supply Protection Areas Map is scale sensitive and will only draw when the map viewer is zoomed in to an appropriate,large scale. At smaller scales only the underlying base map will be displayed.

>> Open the map

 

Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas

Mass. Audubon Butterfly Atlas

The Mass Audubon Butterfly Atlas Viewer allows you to interactively create your own maps of all or a portion of the state, identify all species found in a survey block during the Atlas period, and overlay butterfly distribution on road, land use and aerial photograph backgrounds.

>> Open the map

 

Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas

Mass. Audubon Breeding Bird Atlas

The Mass Audubon Breeding Bird Atlas Viewer allows you to interactively create your own maps of all or a portion of the state, identify all species found in a survey block during the Atlas period, and overlay bird distribution with roads and topographic backgrounds.

>> Open the map

 

NHESP Biomap 2

NHESP BioMap2

Displays two layers developed by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program - BioMap2 Core Habitat and BioMap2 Critical Natural Landscapes. Also add other NHESP data and boundaries, and choose a basemap.

>> Open the map | Learn about BioMap2

 

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