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Massachusetts Municipalities

State of Massachusetts
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The political boundary datalayer is a polygon representation of town boundaries created from arcs developed from survey coordinates extracted from the 68-volume Harbor and Lands Commission Town Boundary Atlas for the 351 communities (cities and towns) in Massachusetts. The Atlas was published in the early 1900's and is maintained by the Survey Section of Massachusetts Highway Department. For communities with a coastal boundary, MassGIS has collaborated with Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and the Department of Environmental Protection to complete a 1:12000 scale coastline. The boundary for the coastline was defined as being the upland side of tidal flats and rocky inter-tidal zones. Note that the 351 communities are the official municipal names, not including "villages" or other sections of towns.

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This layer is sourced from gisprpxy.itd.state.ma.us.

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Technical Details

Layer ID 97773
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 351
Attributes POP2000, POP1990, FOURCOLOR, SUM_SQUARE, SUM_ACRES, POPCH90_00, DOC1, APPL_SIGN, TOWN_ID, IMG2, IMG1, FIPS_STCO, POPCH80_90, POP2010, OBJECTID, POP1980, TOWN, DATEOFSIGNING, POPCH00_10, DOC2, SIGNER, TYPE
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History

Added21 Sep 2018
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Current revision Imported on Sept. 21, 2018 from Esri JSON in NAD83 / Massachusetts Mainland. 67 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.
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