The GIS team has taken final delivery of a new set of basemap data layers based on Spring 2011 aerial digital photography. One hundred square miles was flown to gather the imagery. Planimetric or basemap features collected include street and sidewalk centerlines, building footprints, street furniture, vegetation and open space, and hydrography. Over 125 separate data layers have been collected. A GIS data project of this size has not been done since 1995 and the City has seen much change over the past 16 years. This data will be used to fuel many of the data requirements necessary for both our CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) and Asset Management. All of this data is available to the public.
See if you can identify these aerial shots taken in Boston
BostonMaps is a mapping platform which allows residents, City employees and visitors to visually display city data through maps. Using our simple mapping interface you can use an ordinary web browser to access City data from a variety of departments.
City Officials Impress with Maps at 2011 ESRI Conference
At the 2011 ESRI International User Conference, representatives from the City of Boston demonstrated the City's use of GIS applications to attendees, highlighting how the applications are being used to engage citizens and improve the City's efficiency and effectiveness.
Technology Solutions Award 2014
Public Technology Institute, GIS category for BostonMaps
Significant Achievement Award 2011
Public Technology Institute for SAM, Street and Address Management
Technology Solutions Award 2010
Public Technology Institute, GIS category for the GIS Data Hub
Special Achievement Award 2009
Esri for significant achievement in GIS