List of HERO-CM Downloadable Digital Datasets
Note: The download link (X) is not operative for all files at this point. If you are in urgent need for downloading a file, please email Ke Chen at kchen@clarku.edu.
This document describes all digital datasets created by HERO-CM project up till now. The download link is denoted by X, which is specific to different study windows and data formats as described below. T[atnuck] window is reserved for study on a local watershed of the same name. 
These data are archived in various thematic folders as noted in FOLDER_NAME column, and made available in both Arcview and idrisi format, and four embedded study windows -- Extreme, Large, Medium, Small, as illustrated in the grapic files at the bottom.               The most recent update of this list was on 7/30/2004
FOLDER_NAME DESCRIPTION EXTENTS[1] CREATOR
ARCVIEW IDRISI
E[2] L[3] M[4] S[5] T[6] E L M S T
GIS Data
Anderson1 This set of maps is of MA landuse reclassified into level one of the Anderson Classification system.  It contains maps for 1971, 1985, and 1999.             X X X   Jeff Malanson
annual_precip These maps provide annual precipitation data for the three HERO-CM study areas as defined by the PRISM method.             X X X   Ethan Frost
aquiferdw This set of maps depicts drinking water aquifers within the state of Massachusetts.  It is dervied from the map of aquifers.  They are used when analyzing the various water resources of the study area.           X X X X   Jeff Malanson
aquifers This set of maps depicts all aquifers within the state of Massachusetts as defined by MassGIS.  They are used when analyzing the various water resources of the study area. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
bhmtsampling This set of maps locates the locations where the Blackstone Headwaters Monitoring Team samples and has sampled water quality       X         X   Nicholas Malizia
biomap This map shows the Core Habitat--viable habitat for rare specie-- of the National Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP) BioMap, produced by MassGIS.    X X X     X X X   Patrick Morris
brownfields This map illustrates the known brownfields sites in the city of Worcester. The definition of brownfields is based on MA DEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) classifications.       X         X   Sam Stratton
census_blockgroups_1990 This map is the set all block groups within the HERO-CM small study area.       X         X   Jeff Malanson
developable_land This set of maps depicts all developable land in Massachusetts as defined by MassGIS and derived from a special map of developable land compiled from the state build out projects. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
elevation These maps are of digital elevation model for the four HERO study windows to be used for generating slope, aspects as well as watershed and land-use change analysis.  X X X X   X X X X   Hua Wang
extent These files set the boundary for the five study areas of the HERO-CM project to be used as templates to aid other map creation. X X X X X X X X X X Ethan Frost, Emily Shusas, Nick Malizia
floodplains This map delineates floodplains within the small HERO-CM study area of Worcester County, MA, which will be used to visually and statistically aid in assessing the vulnerability of the people.         X         X   Jamie Mohr
historicsites This set of maps depicts the state's historic sites, which can be important when considering development restrictions. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
hydrography This set of maps provides the location of hydrographic features throughout the entire HERO-CM study area. X X X X   X X X X   Nicholas Malizia
landuse The set of maps contains landuse data for 1999. X           X X X   Jeff Malanson
This set of maps contains landuse data for 1985. X           X X X  
This set of maps contains landuse data for 1971. X           X X X  
open_space This set of maps depicts open space in Massachusetts as defined by MassGIS.  The open space in these maps can be displayed by the primary purpose of the land, the general ownership of the land, as well as the level of legal protection on the land. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
public_water_supplies This set of maps depicts public water supplies in MA.  They are used when analyzing the various water resources of the study area. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
roads This set of maps depicts the major roadways of the state of Massachusetts       X         X   Jeff Malanson
samplingcatchments This set of maps delineates the catchments for the HERO-CM water quality sampling sites in the Tatnuck Brook Watershed.         X         X Nicholas Malizia
samplingpoints  This set of maps locates the HERO water quality sampling points Tatnuck Brook watershed.          X         X Nicholas Malizia
schools This set of map displays the schools of the state of MA as containted in the records of MassGIS X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
slope These maps delineate slope for the four HERO-CM study windows to aid in watershed analysis, land use change modeling and other purposes. They are derived from the National Elevation Dataset (NED). X X X X   X X X X   Hua Wang
surface_water_protection_areas This set of map depicts surface water protection areas within the state.  They are used when analyzing the various water resources of the study area. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
surficialgeology These maps provide the location for sand and gravel deposits within throughout the HERO-CM study areas X X X X   X X X X   Nicholas Malizia
title_5 This set of maps depicts the areas of the state that are protected by Title 5.  They are used when analyzing the various water resources of the study area.       X         X   Jeff Malanson
towns This set of maps delineate the boundaries of the 210 Massachusetts towns in three HERO-CM study areas as templates to aid in the creation of other Human-Environment datasets in central and eastern Massachusetts.   X X X     X X X   Jory Hecht
USGS_DCS These maps provide the location of USGS Data Collection Stations in Massachusetts. X X X X   X X X X   Nicholas Malizia
USGS_gage_stations These maps provide the location of USGS stream gaging stations in Massachusetts. X X X X   X X X X   Nicholas Malizia
watershed This set of maps depicts the various watersheds of MA contained within the study areas.  Both ArcView and Idrisi data are in raster format.   X X X     X X X   Jeff Malanson
wellhead_protection_areas This set of maps depicts the wellhead protection areas of the state.  They are used when analyzing the various water resources of the study area. X         X X X X   Jeff Malanson
Tabular Data
1990 Census This tabular dataset contains all Summary File 3 census data, which is the long form sampled data, from the 1990 census.                     Jeff Malanson
2000 Census This tabular dataset contains all Summary File 3 census data, which is the long form sampled data, from the 2000 census.                     Jeff Malanson
l_all_landuse_01 This dataset is all tabular landuse data for all of the towns in the HERO-CM large study area for the years 1951, 1971, 1985, and 1999.  Landuse data was compiled from multiple sources, but can be easily compared across years.                     Jeff Malanson
Graphic Files
USGS_quads These graphcs show scanned digital versions of the USGS Topographic maps tiled by the 4km x 4 km Orthophoto Index.                     Nicholas Malizia
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
       
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See the map at the bottom for visual presentation of different extents.
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Extreme Extent
[3]
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Large extent.
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Medium extent.
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Small extent.
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Tatnuck extent.