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Discussion: Ownership

in: CleverSky; CleverSky > 2020-03-17

Mar 18, 2020 4:02 PM # 
Looks like New England Power Company - the highlighted parcel, as well as the W chunk on the N edge and the parcels to the S.

Groton 4 Corners area

Since I've started mapping more, I've discovered town/city tax maps to research lot boundaries and ownership.
Also found Acre Value - no-cost basic sign on, shows a lot of parcel information, with some gaps depending on their sources. Such as crossing from Groton into Ayer, there's some blanks. Linked view is from there.

Just found MA Interactive Property Map on arcgis. Zoom in to the area of interest, and click on a parcel.
Mar 18, 2020 5:16 PM # 
First of all: wow, what a great tool!

Second: yes, a combination of NE Power Company and NE Hydro Trans (which may be related somehow). That was a possibility that I had considered, as there's a giant substation just to the south of there, owned by the same entities. Interesting, maybe access isn't out of the question. The woods are definitely nice and open, and as I mentioned, there's plenty of parking in the lots for the buildings in the north corner (including my doctor's office), or across the street at the supermarket.
Mar 18, 2020 5:23 PM # 
I'm checking for lidar - will pull it and generate a base map. (oh, the things you can do in 5 minute work breaks while working from home)
Mar 18, 2020 6:24 PM # 
Hey Clint, take note that Jim seems to have taken this one.
Mar 18, 2020 6:37 PM # 
That's fine. I assumed that was one of the other ones on your list.

FYI - Most towns typically offer GIS mapping of parcel ownership through the assessors office - google the town name and 'GIS' will usually work. though in this case it appears Ayer does not actually have that info online yet.

The parcel boundary map I included on the last one was from the Groton Town GIS site (screenshot), but when in the browser, clicking the parcel will tell you the owner in most cases - which is how I decided which parcels to make OOB and which to include as "in bounds", though you'd need to check with the particular landowner for confirmation. But if it was a semi-public entity (school, municipal, water company etc) then I left it as non-OOB.

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