Geographic Information Systems
GIS Coordinator - Jeffrey CarySchool Administration Building - 36R Bartlet St, Andover, MA 01810
Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday
The mission of Andover’s Geographic Information System (GIS) program is to provide town-wide spatial information for mapping and analyzing data about our community. Initiated in 1998, GIS data captured from aerial photography included “planimetric” layers such as building footprints, roads, topography, water bodies, sidewalks, recreation features, and paved areas. Additional features were derived from GPS field collection (water, sewer, and drainage utilities) or by merging GIS data with digitized maps (parcels and wetlands mapping). Other GIS layers were added for regulatory or informational purposes, including zoning, overlay districts, school districts, voting precincts, open space, snowplow routes, and public safety routes. Data maintenance by Town staff is an on-going process, using a variety of sources including digital imagery from MassGIS and Pictometry, GPS field collection, and survey plans. See links below for GIS Maps, data and other resources.
Andover GIS Links
- Interactive Mapping (MIMAP): This online GIS viewer provides access to Andover’s GIS layers, data and maps, and includes tools for viewing, printing and selecting information. See tutorial.
- Map Library: Downloadable maps in pdf (Adobe Reader) format
- Assessor’s Land Use Codes
- GIS Data Layers
- Purchase Maps or GIS Data
- About GIS & Disclaimer
- MassGIS: State’s GIS office which offers a wide range of GIS features, from downloading data and technical articles to an interactive mapping site
- 2010 Federal Census Maps: Interactive map for 2010 census demographics and access to other census data
- FEMA Flood Maps: FEMA issued flood insurance rate maps created for the National Flood Insurance Program
- Historic USGS Maps of New England and NY: Historic quadrangle maps for this region