Boston Data Projects

haymarketHere is a scratch pad of mapping, data, history projects related to Boston.  I will continually update it as I come across additional projects

 

 

 

Tufts’ Boston Streets Project (2004)  http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/bostonstreets/

Collection consists of 11 Boston City directories converted in to structured data, >3000 images from Bostonian Society photographic collections, and browse-able atlases from 1874, 1898, and 1928.  “Orthographic images of modern day boston, and vector data from the boston redevelopment authority and MassGIS are used to ground the Boston in its modern context:”

Mapping Boston at HistoryPin

https://www.historypin.org/en/person/77090

Mapping Boston’s Religions, 1800-1880: Brandeis Omeka project 

https://omeka.lts.brandeis.edu/neatline/show/mapping-bostons-religions

USGS Historical Coastal Topographic Map Image

http://www.mass.gov/anf/research-and-tech/it-serv-and-support/application-serv/office-of-geographic-information-massgis/datalayers/usgshistcoastal.html

City of Boston’s Enterprise GIS system https://www.cityofboston.gov/maps/   

It also has a great indexed property viewer.  Each parcel in the city has a number http://app01.cityofboston.gov/parcelviewer/

Boston Redevelopment Authority’s links to available current maps:

http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/research-maps

Massachusetts Historical Society digitized maps, 1648 (depicted)- 1814

https://www.masshist.org/online/massmaps/list.php

Boston Public Library’s Leventhal digitized map collection

http://maps.bpl.org/view_collection

Boston Area Research Initiative (via the Dataverse)

http://www.bostonarearesearchinitiative.net/Boston-Data-Portal.php

Metro Boston DataCommon: An interactive data portal and mapping tool with information about the region’s people, neighborhoods, infrastructure, and environmental resources.
http://metroboston.datacommon.org/

Boston Public Library’s open data initiative

https://www.boston.gov/innovation-and-technology/open-data-open-knowledge

MISC:

Boston Displacement mapping project

http://www.bostondisplacement.org/maps/tenant-stories/#/east_boston?_k=gbedaq

Citizen Noise sensing project

https://civic.mit.edu/blog/joyab/exploring-citizen-sensing

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