NJ MAP connects people to data. Our mission is to help towns to actualize sustainability goals through facilitating innovative access to environmental and planning data. The vision of NJ MAP is to make the vast amount of environmental GIS data produced in the state easily accessible and understandable to local level stakeholders who likely do not have GIS expertise but often make the most significant decisions pertaining to the environment.
Our goal is to empower citizens, practitioners, and government officials with the tools and information to understand local conditions and to plan proactively for the future. Though decision-making is often conducted locally in our home-rule state, the implications of land use changes are felt throughout the region. NJ MAP delivers information on a local level through themes that are standardized across all municipalities which can help to facilitate regional coordination. With 565 municipalities in New Jersey, NJ MAP works to better enable communities to prepare and respond to changing demands at the local level.
There are currently four themes available in NJ MAP. Click here for a description outlining each theme and our presentation of the subject matter. Each theme is packaged to provide a guided approach to a number of environmental topics. We are continually expanding and developing our environmental themes to best support sustainability efforts throughout New Jersey.
Our team is excited to hear from you. Is there another theme you would like to see in our viewer? Do you have ideas for improvement? Please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the thematic viewer, the NJ MAP team conducts workshops throughout the year to share best practices on idea execution in a focused setting. If you are interested in a live workshop or webinar for your organization or event, please contact us to set up a time and date. We look forward to hearing from you!NJ MAP 2013 Presentations and Workshops
Founded in 2008, the Geospatial Research Laboratory is the GIS and planning research unit housed in the Department of Geography and Environment at Rowan University. The GeoLab conducts research on a myriad of geospatial topics, primarily land use development patterns, land use change analysis, transportation-land use studies, impervious surfaceand watershed quality analysis, and interactive web-based mapping. The GeoLab has demonstrated success with geospatial web-delivered projects through the NJ Land Change Viewer. We employee the latest GIS techniques through a mix of open source software and improved service sufficiency. For more information, please visit our website.
NJ MAP is made possible by the following Open Source software and data sources: