Massachusetts: Framingham: Macomber Estate Map

Map InfoMap Information

Created By: dbperry
Last Updated: July 18th, 2013 8:07pm
Map Coverage:
North: 42.2893°
West: -71.4613° East: -71.4513°
South: 42.2797°
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
Price: Free

Street Data Trail Data Garmin Custom Map (kmz Imagery) PC Version Available Mac Version Available Works With Garmin

Macomber Estate, Framingham MA 01702

Location Information

A small parcel of conservation land in Framingham. 

More information at:

Source Data

My KMZ map is from the Framingham Conservation Commission map from the link above. 
See version history below for more info.

iPhone / Android / Google Map Links

The links below will allow you to view an interactive version of the KMZ trail map on your computer or on your mobile device (iPhone / iPad / Android). By allowing the Google Maps website to 'use your location' on your device, you will be able to see your position displayed on the Google Map.

When opening the links on your iPhone, don't use the Google Maps app - allow the browser to open the link on the Google Maps website. 

CLICK HERE to view the Macomber Estate KMZ map in Gmap4 (terrain shaded map)

CLICK HERE to view the Macomber Estate KMZ map in Google Maps



This KMZ map is set to Draw Order 40 so it will show 'beneath' your primary map (but 'above' 'Ashland Town Forest' - see version history below) on your Garmin KMZ-compatible GPS.

The image on the left is from a Garmin GPSMAP 78sc with no other maps displayed. The image on the right is from the same device with the Garmin 24K NE series TOPO maps displayed.





I have posted this KMZ as freeware, so instead of paying me for it, send me a note if you found this file helpful!
[email protected]

Download Garmin Custom Map [318kB] (1066 Downloads)


Once you have downloaded and unzipped the KMZ file, you can:

1) Display it on your Garmin GPS receiver by placing the file in the \Garmin\CustomMaps folder on your supported Garmin GPS receiver. For a list of supported devices, click here

2) Display it in Google Earth by opening the file (FILE, OPEN). 



Notification of Updates

If you would like to be notified when I update this or any of my KMZ maps, subscribe to my notification e-mail service by sending an e-mail to [email protected]  with the subject line "subscribe gps_maps"
This is a notification list only, and the only posts you will receive are when my KMZ maps are updated. Your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose (or provided to anyone else except me). 


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Version History

Version 1.12 (7/18/2013)
Version 7 of Google Earth introduced a new 'feature' - when opening KMZ files, the view automatically 'tilts' to an oblique angle. By specifying the tilt angle (zero) in the KML file, this version of the Macomber KMZ map (1.12) prevents Google Earth from tilting the view. There were no other changes to the map - so if you don't mind the tilt view in Google Earth, or if you are not using this KMZ file in Google Earth, there is no reason to download this update. 

Version 1.11 (5/12/2012)
Removed spaces from file names (JPG). 

Version 1.10 (2/26/2012)
Changed draw order to 40. I noticed that this map overlaps with my Ashland Town Forest KMZ <>. If you have both on your GPS (like I did), Ashland Town Forest would 'obscure' the western edge of Macomber. Changing the draw order corrects the problem (and there is nothing important that gets obscured from having Macomber 'over' Ashland Town Forest KMZ).

Version 1.00 (1/29/2012)
Initial release using Framingham ConComm map dated 2005


Map Summary

Site details:
Name: Macomber Estate
Owner / Steward: Framingham Conservation Commission
State: Massachusetts
County: Middlesex
Primary city / town: Framingham
Primary city / town zip code: 01702
Other cities / towns in map area: <none>

Area of conservation / recreation land: 59 acres or 0.09 square miles
NOTE: This is my calculation of the extents of the area(s) with publicly accessible trails on the KMZ map. This should be the area available for hiking or other recreation, but it will also include any portion of water bodies, marshes, swamps, etc. within the boundaries of the properties on the KMZ. It would also include inaccessible conservation land within the boundaries, such as a buffer zone of "Do not enter" land around a reservoir.

KMZ details:
File name: Macomber_ver_1.12.kmz
Current version: 1.12
Date published: 7/18/2013
Number of tiles: 1
KMZ file size: 327 KB
Draw order: 40
Does this KMZ overlap with any others? Yes
If so, which ones? Ashland Town Forest
Coverage of KMZ: 215 acres or 0.34 square miles
NOTE: this area includes the ENTIRE KMZ including white space / margins / legend, etc.

GPS coordinates of center of KMZ polygon (not necessarily the center of the map):
N 42° 17.067'
W 71° 27.378'

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