Surface Water

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Description:



            This data layer contains ponds and the Charles River in and around Newton. Previously in support of regional mapping, Newton maintained two separate surface water layers; one originally from Boston Edison and one from MassGIS. The first layer was clipped to the Newton city boundary while the second showed features in surrounding towns. The two layers did not line up well and created odd looking boundaries in the middle of the Charles River. To fix this problem the MassGIS polygons were added outside the city limits and a [DISPLAY] field was added to allow the user to show features only within Newton if desired. Polygons have been edited from the original data sources. The Massachusetts Towns layer can also be used to mask out features in surrounding towns.



Features and Attributes:

 

Name

Alias

Description

Data Type

Width

 

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Code to enable display based on feature type

Short Integer

5

TYPE

TYPE

Type of feature

Short Integer

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

***coded values***

 

 

 

 

1

River

 

 

 

2

Pond

 

 

 

3

Reservoir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

NAME

Name of water body

Text

40




Last Updated:            April, 2018



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