UMass Sesquicentennial


An MGS favorite: Contemporary to historic topographic maps. TopoView highlights one of the USGS's most important and useful products, the topographic map. In 1879, the USGS began to map...

MassGIS scanned the USGS topographic quadrangles to create a digital database that can provide images of the paper maps. These images can be used as a backdrop for plotting vector data and for...

Historic topographic maps of New England states going back to the 1800s.

CalTopo contains topographic map coverage and downloadable topographic maps for all of the conterminous U.S. It also has a variety of web-based tools for calculating distance, area, topographic...

MassGIS is the geospatial data clearinghouse for Massachusetts. They distribute LiDAR, DEMs, and other elevation data, in addition to soils maps, hydrologic, cultural, environmental, and...

Use this web map service to find locations of all NCGS geodetic and survey benchmarks.  A great resource!


The MA Geological Survey
Department of Geosciences
269 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

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