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MassGIS Data: New England Boundaries

September 2007
These datalayers represent the outlines of the states bordering Massachusetts, plus that of Maine.
Download these layers (ESRI Shapefiles):
nemask.zip | newengland.zip

These datalayers represent the outlines of the states bordering Massachusetts, plus that of Maine. The layer names are as follows (with coverage name in parentheses):

NEMASK_POLY - "Mask" around the Massachusetts border, for plotting purposesSample of Outline of Northeast States Bordering
Massachusetts
 


NEWENGLAND_POLY - Outlines of the New England States
 

Sample of New England State Outlines

Both layers were projected to the Massachusetts State Plane Mainland coordinate system, NAD83 datum, units meters, for use with all other MassGIS data. Please note that the layers are general in nature and are distributed only for plotting purposes.

Attributes

The items for each polygon layer are as follows:

NEMASK_POLY:
STATE_NAME  - Full name of each state:
(Connecticut , Maine,  New Hampshire,  Rhode Island,  Vermont,  New York)
 

NEWENGLAND_POLY:
FIPS - State FIPS (US Census ID)
NAME - State name
ACRES - Total state acreage

Maintenance

MassGIS maintains these layers. Long Island was added to the NEMASK_POLY layer in February 2003.
In September, 2007, the NEMASK_POLY layer was dissolved to produce multi-part polygons (one for each state); in addition, the TYPE item was dropped and the STATE_NAME item was added.

Last Updated 9/30/2008

Items

Contributor
Modified Date
2017-12-14
Release Date
2017-12-14
Identifier
649cd2e3-a61f-438c-b118-bef4c7ca6923
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Massachusetts
License
Author
MassGIS
Contact Name
MassGIS
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Data Quality
False
Content Type
Language
English (United States)