Map-based Engineering Data

GIS Layers

The Engineering Division maintains the following Public Works' data layers using Geographic Information Systems (GIS):

  • Sewer and Storm drain Utilities (Online viewer HERE.)
  • Current and Proposed Contract Areas (Online viewer HERE.)
  • Citywide Geographic Index of 3,500+ Record Drawings ("GeoIndex" layer HERE.)
  • Sidewalk, Pavement, and Pedestrian Ramp Conditions
  • Elevation Benchmarks
  • Catchment Areas and Stormwater Sampling Locations
  • DPW-Maintained Schools, Parks and Buildings
  • Snow, Salt, Recycling, and Rubbish Truck Routes
  • Private Schools, Hospitals, Churches, Daycares, and Elderly Housing
  • Chapter 94C Section 32J Drug-Free School Zones

Online GIS application tips are HERE and custom GIS mapping is available. Contact Jim Wilcox at 617.349.6426 or with questions specific to Public Works' data layers; contact the City of Cambridge's central GIS Department for current exports of these and additional planimetric data layers.

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Dept of Public Works

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Cambridge MA 02139


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Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm