The Planning Support Systems Group of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning has been developing tools to access digital orthophotos and their metadata since 1995. This page is a portal to many fruits of that effort.
The city has made available for site users a number of downloadble GIS datasets (parcels, zoning, topo, FEMA floodplains) as well as numerous KML data layers easily used in Google Earth.
Pictometry color aerial oblique imagery and software program package available from this MAPC website
Metadata .exe files contain standard MassGIS documentation and layer-specific related database files in dBase format (.dbf), and one or more legend files (.avl) for use in ArcView, where applicable.
The photography for the mainland was captured in April 2001 when deciduous trees were mostly bare and the ground was generally free of snow. Photography for the Elizabeth Islands, Marthas Vineyard, and Nantucket (the “Islands”) was captured in April 2003. Imagery is available for the entire state.
The Harvard Map Collection is the oldest map collection in America. The collection has grown to include ca. 400,000 maps, over 6,000 atlases, and several thousand reference books. Topographic maps, nautical charts and thematic maps provide an excellent research collection representing all chronological periods and notable map makers. The Map Collection also has a strong […]
Spatial Data via the MIT Geodata Search Tool http://libraries.mit.edu/gis/data/instructions.html
The official Geospatial gateway to Massachusettes digital data. Access elevation data, orthos, drgs, census data, and dozens of other layers of information. – 1:5,000 Color Ortho Imagery now available! http://www.state.ma.us/mgis/massgis.htm