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There are many maps included in sections of this website that are brought together here for your convenience. In addition, links to useful map sources are included.

Massachusetts History and Geography:

Boundary Dispute
Industrial Centers

Watersheds & Water Systems:

Boston Harbor Watershed (Neponset, Mystic, Charles Rivers)
Mass. River Basins
Nashua Watershed
Riverways map and list of river organizations
SuAsCo Watershed (Sudbury, Assabet, Concord Rivers)

Boston Harbor & Islands:

Boston Harbor image by air
Island names
Landsat image
Long Island drawing

Local Studies:

1614, John Smith map of New England coast
1832 map of Belvidere Village, Lowell
1852 map of Boston
1877 map of Fall River
USGS Historic Maps of Massachusetts towns from topographic quadrangle maps, through University of N.H. Dimond Library

Additional Map/Image Links:

American Memory Project, Library of Congress, search for Massachusetts maps in the historic collections.
ESRI GIS (Geographric Information System), Internet-based site locator application
Map Center: Boston's cartographic history and topographical development through maps from the Norman B. Leventhal Collection at the Boston Public Library
Massachusetts Electronic Atlas, Harvard University 250 data layers about the state.
MassGIS Many geographic and environmental applications for planning, education.
MIT/Ortho, a collaboration between MIT and MassGIS featuring digital orthophoto maps of Boston
National Geographic Society Map Machine
Office of Coast Survey, copper plate engraving technology of 19th and 20th c. nautical maps of Mass. Bay coast.
Space and Defense maps, satellite imagery: NASA; National Imagery and Mapping Agency (Defense).
US Geological Survey: information by state and by topic (see index). Check out Find A Map under education.
Woods Hole Oceanographic, North East Science Center historic photo collection1870's to present on NOAA website.


Historical Atlas of Massachusetts



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