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GIS data are provided free of charge by the town of Westwood for public use contingent upon acceptance of the terms of our usage disclaimer.  Data provided in zip compressed shapefile format unless otherwise specified.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Buildings Data 10/26/2016 (size:1.48MB)

Buildings

This data layer represents the building footprints for all buildings in the Town of Westwood as seen using aerial photographs. The layer was originally created during the base mapping for the Town. Starting in late 2009 building footprint information has been added/improved by using copies of plot plans, as-builts, and surveys supplied by the Building Department. Since these plans show the true location of the building relative to the lot lines (rather than from aerial photography) these are considered to be the most accurate for those buildings (where available). Since these are not universally available they are only being done as information is supplied from the Building Department. In many cases the buildings have been modified without these plans being available, so the footprint digitized from aerial photography is the only choice. As better information becomes available these footprints will be improved.

Buildings Demolished

This data layer represents footprints for demolished buildings in the Town of Westwood from previous data. The layer was created in January 2013 to support information for Police, Fire and Building departments. As buildings are known to be demolished or replaced the older footprint is transferred to this location. Demolition date is not necessarily accurate as it may be after new construction that the demolition is identified by GIS.


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Cemetery Data 10/26/2016 (size:264.7KB)

Cemetery Plots

This data layer represents the cemetery plots in the Town of Westwood. The layer was created using scanned and georeferenced plans. The plots were then digitized from the plans. This was updated to include the new phase in 2016.

Cemetery Roadway

This data layer represents the roadway in the new cemetery and was digitized from plans.


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Contours 10/26/2016 (size:55.98MB)

Topographic information acquired at the time of the flyover (2001) and accurate to 2' at that time. Horizontal datum: NAD83 Vertical: NAVD88


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Parcel Data 10/26/2016 (size:4.02MB)

Parcel Lines

The parcel lines have been partially defined in order to determine frontage information as well as determining parcel lines that are on the Town boundary. It is intended to support the inventory of real property in the Town of Westwood. Map data should not be interpreted as the actual field survey data. This data should not be used for legal description or conveyance purposes.

Parcel Polygons

This dataset represents all parcels of land in the town of Westwood. This data conforms to the MassGIS Level 3 data standards and contains additional attribute information specific to the town of Westwood. It is intended to support the inventory of real property in the Town of Westwood. Map data should not be interpreted as the actual field survey data. This data should not be used for legal description or conveyance purposes.


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Recreation 10/26/2016 (size:13.3KB)

This data layer consists of recreation fields and playgrounds digitized from aerial photography. Their spatial extent is approximate in most cases and is intended to depict not just the area of the field or playground but also associated seating or standing areas. The layer includes some private playgrounds but not all. Field names have been added so that they match the information used by the recreation department for sports activities.


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School Properties 10/26/2016 (size:14.1KB)

This data layer is an extract from the parcel polygon layer representing the Westwood Public Schools parcels of land.


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Street Centerlines 10/26/2016 (size:311.5KB)

This data layer contains the street centerlines for the Town of Westwood.


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Town Boundaries 10/26/2016 (size:18.5KB)

This version of the Westwood Town Boundary was created in January 2013 using the LEVEL 3 parcel data from MassGIS.


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Trails 10/26/2016 (size:29.7KB)

This data layer represents the Lowell Woods, Hale and Currier Reservation trails in the Town of Westwood. It was created from GPS data acquired by Jack Foley as part of his Eagle Scout project and provided to the Town in order to create maps for the reservation.


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Rail 10/26/2016 (size:17.6KB)

Train Lines

This data layer represents all train tracks visible from the 2001 Westwood aerial photo, including sidings.

Train Points

This data layer represents all train stations in the town of Westwood.


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Veterans Memorials 10/26/2016 (size:97.4KB) Veteran’s Memorial Bricks

This data layer represents all the bricks at Veterans Memorial Park in the Town of Westwood. The bricks have been given alpha-numeric IDs. The data from the Veterans' Office about each brick has been included in the attribute table. Information includes the three-line inscription on each brick. It is expected that over time additional bricks will be added on an annual basis. This layer will be modified accordingly.

Veteran’s Memorial Pathways

This data layer represents the pathways at the Veterans Memorial Park in the Town of Westwood. The pathways were digitized form a georeferenced.

Veteran’s Memorial Squares

This data layer represents the locations of Veterans Memorial Squares throughout the Town of Westwood.


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Voting Precincts 10/26/2016 (size:31.2KB)

This data layer represents the voting districts for the Town of Westwood.


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Water and Wetlands 10/26/2016 (size:211.1KB)

Waterbodies

This data layer contains Water Bodies for the Town of Westwood. The data was originally created during the base mapping process at a scale of 1:1200 and has since been updated and improved.

Watercourses

This data layer contains the streams for the Town of Westwood created from aerial photographs. The layer was created during the base mapping process at a scale of 1:1200, and has been updated as more data becomes available. The flow direction has also been added.

Wetlands

This data layer is representative of the restricted wetlands as defined by the MA Wetlands Protection Act (General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 131 Section 40).

These wetlands were as defined in 1974.


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Zoning 10/26/2016 (size:919.6KB)

Zoning Districts

This data layer represents zoning districts, along with such 'overlay' districts as necessary.

Zoning AAOD

This data layer represents Access Approval Overlay Districts (AAOD). Its purpose is to maintain the integrity, viability and safety of certain areas subject to or potentially subject to traffic by non-residential or multi-family residential uses of adjacent properties. In order to protect residentially zoned it is vital to ensure limited public road, highway, private way and ancillary traffic resources in these areas. For more information, see Zoning Bylaws section 7.5.

Zoning AUOD

This data layer represents the Adult Uses Overlay District (AUOD). Its purpose is to distinguish Adult entertainment use areas from other business use areas, the former of which can degrade the quality of life in the areas of the community where they are located, with impacts including increased levels of crime, blight and late hours of operation resulting in noise and traffic late into the night. For more information, see Zoning Bylaws section 9.1

Zoning FMUOD

This data layer represents Flexible Multiple Use Overlay Districts (FMUOD). Its purpose is to provide a desirable mix of land uses, including office, retail, service and residential uses, that will serve Town and regional interests in housing, employment, conservation and net tax revenue; to promote creative, efficient and appropriate solutions to the development of complex sites and encourage redevelopment of underutilized properties by proving greater flexibility of design and promoting more efficient use of land while remaining sensitive to surrounding properties and natural resources; to encourage the development of comprehensive projects of appropriate scale in transit-oriented locations and areas that provide proximate access to major transportation routes; to promote walking, bicycling, and public transportation, by encouraging complementary uses and facilities that support such objectives; to encourage a comprehensive approach to site design, by considering buildings, open space, landscaping and site amenities, circulation patterns and parking, in an integrated manner, so as to create an aesthetically pleasing environment, without causing substantial detriment to abutting neighborhoods; and to eliminate duplication of effort and foster coordination between applicable town boards and committees, which may be responsible for review of a proposed development project. For more information see Zoning Bylaws section 9.5.

Zoning UAMUD

This data layer represents University Avenue Mixed Use District (UAMUD). Its purpose is to encourage the development of mixed use projects in an area that provides proximate access to major highways and public transportation. The UAMUD provisions are intended to promote creative, efficient, and appropriate solutions for the development of complex sites, and facilitate the development of a mix of complementary land uses, including both residential and nonresidential development, that will address Town and regional interests in additional employment, housing, and tax revenue. For more information, see Zoning Bylaws section 9.7.

Zoning USROD

This data layer represents Upper Story Residential Overlay District (USROD). Its purpose is to permit the most beneficial redevelopment and reuse of municipal buildings which are no longer required for municipal use and to promote appropriate solutions to the redevelopment of existing buildings in the High Street area. For more information, see Zoning Bylaws section 9.7

Zoning WCOD

This data layer represents the Wireless Communication Overlay District (WCOD). Its purpose is to permit and regulate the use of wireless communications facilities within the Town and to encourage their location and use in a manner which minimizes negative visual and environmental impacts. For more information, see Zoning Bylaws Section 9.4