This datalayer is a polygon coverage for Massachusetts towns which will display town boundaries and housing density (expressed as housing units per square mile) for each town for the year 1999.
This layer was derived from the Massachusetts Electronic Atlas database published by the Harvard Map Collection in 2001. For more information on the definitions, data sources and process steps please read the "Supplemental Information" and "Data Quality" sections which follow.
The Massachusetts Electronic Atlas (MEA) was a collaborative project to provides access, via the Internet, to data about the Commonwealth, its thirteen regional planning agency districts and 351 cities and towns. This dataset is now only available via The Harvard Geospatial Library.