Town Boundary, North Andover, Massachusetts

Boundary, Ipswich Watershed, North Andover, Massachusetts - vector

Data File:

Documentation File: EML Metadata

Data are stored in a zip file, which includes all GIS data and metadata.


Year: 1880

Contact: Jennifer Inzana

Abstract: 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. Note: Complete metadata is available within the downloaded zip file. This metadata can be viewed with ESRI ArcGIS software, and can be exported to FGDC and ISO metadata formats.

Geographic Description: Ipswich Watershed, Parker Watershed, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts

Data Format: Zip file containing GIS files and metadata

Keywords: Boundary, GIS, Disturbance, Watersheds, PIE LTER, Plum Island Ecosystem, New England, Massachusetts, Ipswich River Watershed, North Andover

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