Land Use Data 2020

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Land Use Data 2020

The data set provides data on the predominant land use for all parcels in the City of Cambridge as of June 30, 2020. The land use indicated reflects both existing uses and buildings currently under construction. The data behind the map is drawn from Assessing Department data and is supplemented with information taken from the Development Log and building permits issued by the Inspectional Services Department.


NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
NeighborhoodneighborhoodneighborhoodNumberCambridge neighborhood number
Street AddresslocationlocationTextStreet address of parcel.
Census Blocks 2010:@computed_region_e4yd_rwk4:@computed_region_e4yd_rwk4Number
Police Neighborhood Regions:@computed_region_guic_hr4a:@computed_region_guic_hr4aNumber
Police Response Districts:@computed_region_v7jj_366k:@computed_region_v7jj_366kNumber
Grad Student Housinggrad_student_housinggrad_student_housingTextIndicates whether property houses graduate students in apartment-style units.
Group Quartersgroup_quartersgroup_quartersTextIndicates whether property is used for group quarters living arrangement such as a group home or dormitory.
Location 1location_1location_1PointLatitude and longitude of parcel center point.
CondocondocondoTextIndicates shared ownership of property through condominium arrangement.
Tax Statustax_statustax_statusTextBasis for property tax exemption, if any.
Existing Unitsexisting_unitsexisting_unitsNumberNumber of residential units, if any.
Mixed Usemixed_usemixed_useTextPresence of value indicates mixed of residential and nonresidential uses. Ground floor indicates commercial use only at that location. Mixed indicates mixed uses throughout structure or multiple structures with different uses.
Land Use Descriptionland_use_descriptionland_use_descriptionTextShort description gives more detail about the specific use indicated by the Land Use Code.
Land Use Categoryland_use_categoryland_use_categoryTextBroad grouping of more specific land use codes.
Land Use Codeland_use_codeland_use_codeTextThe four digit text string in this field indicates the primary usage of a parcel. See metadata document for complete listing of all code definitions.
LotlotlotTextParcel number referenced by deed.
Land Arealand_arealand_areaNumberArea of parcel in square feet.
MapmapmapTextAssessing map referenced by parcel deed.
Map-Lotmap_lotmap_lotTextUnique parcel identifier found in the deed and used by the Assessing data system.

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