Maps Illustrating the Land in Chatham

These GIS (geographical information system) maps have been created as part of the Town of Chatham's comprehensive planning process. Most of the maps have a legend at the bottom that will help you interpret the information. The maps help us get a more complete picture of the complex relationship between farming, soil quality, geology, water features, topology, current land use, and other key variables of the agricultural landscape. A complete set of these maps will soon be available at the Chatham Town Hall.

 

Maps are available in both gif and pdf formats. Use the gif format if you want to look quickly in a general area. PDF format is recommended for viewing the maps. Resolution is better and it allows for zooming and searches although download time will be longer.

 

Roads and Property Boundaries Map
GIF file 76KB
PDF file
404KB

 

Topography Map
GIF file 176KB
PDF file
3.9MB

 

Watershed Map
GIF file 164KB
PDF file
2.2MB

 

Water Features Map
GIF file 72KB
PDF file
596KB

 

Steep Slope Map
GIF file 132KB
PDF file
440KB

 

Bedrock Geology Map
GIF file 152KB
PDF file
2.2MB

Surficial Geology Map
GIF file 156KB
PDF file
2.1MB

 

Property Class Map
GIF file 92KB
PDF file
344KB

 

Agriculture Map
GIF file 92KB
PDF file
280KB

 

Farmland Map
GIF file 104KB
PDF file
360KB

 

1994 Aerial Photo Map
GIF file 208KB
PDF file
8.7MB

 

2001 Aerial Photo Map
GIF file 176KB
PDF file
5.5MB


 

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