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Useful Geography Resources
The following links provide additional resources for collecting information, and learning about Cartography, GIS and Surveying.

Surrounding Town
GIS Websites

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts


MassGIS Statewide maps, data, and geographic resources

Massachusetts Registry of Deeds Definitive source for plans and records

Regional Planning Agencies




United States Government



Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey Databases



Colleges and Universities
Specializing in Geography and Surveying











University of California, Berkeley  Davis













Commercial Software Vendors


Adobe Graphic Design software for constructing aesthetically pleasing maps

Autodesk Design software for drafting, surveying, and engineering

CAI Technologies Town of Wayland GIS Website Vendor

Earth Resources Data Analysis System (ERDAS) Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry

Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) GIS Technology Resources

Idrisi (Not an acronym) Imagery software developed at Clark University labs

MapInfo Pitney Bowes GIS software

EagleView Pictometry Imaging/GIS software used by many government agencies

Utility Cloud Cloud based GIS for data collection (used by Department of Public Works)

Professional Societies









Additional Resources


CartoTalk Chat room for cartography related discussion

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Extensive collection of historical maps

Mapping Hacks Online resource for cartographers, and people who enjoy map-making

Shaded Relief.com The name says it all...

The Map Room Interesting site for unusual maps and cartography discussion

Vision Government Solutions Assessor Database Manager


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