GIS Data Use Constraints
Some older data files may not have a NJ State Plane feet projection file.
If the zip file does not contain a .prj file, please download the njsp83.prj file and rename
it to the filename in the zip. For example, the Head of Tide shapefile is called hot.shp.
In this case, please download, unzip, and rename the njsp83.prj file to hot.prj.
These files can be used with your GIS or can be viewed with a free
GIS Data Viewer from ESRI called ArcGIS Explorer.
Ambient Air Quality Monitors -
(30 KB, 144 KB unzipped)
Ambient Air Quality Monitors are strategically located stations throughout
the state of New Jersey and collect and analyze certain air pollutant data.
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Ambient Biomonitoring Network (AMNET) -
Envr_mon_water_biopt.zip (.124 MB, .624 MB unzipped)
This data represents point sites sampled by NJDEP as part of its Ambient Biomonitoring Network (AMNET).
Sites are sampled in every Watershed Management Area (WMA) in the State. Historically, the New Jersey Impairment
Score (NJIS), based on family level taxonomy, was used for the entire state to make assessments at three levels of
impairment; non-impaired, moderately impaired, and severely impaired.
Ambient Lakes Monitoring Network -
lakesmon.zip (20 KB, 64 KB unzipped)
This data was created from the 95/97 LULC coverage created by the NJDEP. Natural and artificial
lakes were selected from the coverage and then dissolved. Name attributes from the USGS coverage
(lake) were attached via a centroid coverage. Other sources of lake names include non-digital lake
monitoring data, atlases, digital datasets and a NJ dams coverage.
Ambient Stream Quality Monitoring Sites -
swpts.zip (.05 MB, .25 MB unzipped)
This dataset is a GIS layer of points representing ambient stream sites monitored cooperatively by the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) for water quality parameters.
It includes fields identifying the type of station for each monitoring year as well as the presence and type of water
level gauge, the associated land use, the method of locating the points and the availability of flow data.
AMNET Reference Monitoring Sites (2000) - amnetref.zip (10 KB, 82 KB unzipped)
This GIS data layer is a dataset of points representing reference sites for the
AMNET project at NJDEP. The NJDEP AMNET database supplied the list of sites (ecoregion table). The locations
were selected because they were minimally impacted, had sampling data for 4 seasons, and provided a good point
of comparison for other sites.
Aquatic Pesticides 2007 - aquapest.zip (0.13 MB, 2.64 MB unzipped)
The 2007 Aquatic Pesticides Sites List for New Jersey are those sites that were permitted through the NJDEP Pesticide Control Program for aquatic pesticide use
in the waterbodies of the state. Site location names are provided by pesticide applicators, and may differ from state/county/municipality recognized names. Point
locations do not indicate area of pesticide usage, only indicate the waterbody/aquatic site where treatment was permitted. Sites with multiple waterbodies under
one permit have just one point location, usually at the waterbody closest to the outlet/receiving water source. There were a total of 1108 permit applications
submitted to the department in 2007, however only 1080 sites are included in this dataset. Thirteen applications were withdrawn or denied, 11 were special local
needs permits for natural bottom swimming pools, and 4 permits were for right-of-way maintenance and could not be expressed by a single point. These sites were
intentionally removed. If there are questions about specific sites please refer to listed responsible NJDEP contacts. This data was compiled and manipulated for
there is a general interest in the trends of aquatic pesticide use for the control of aquatic weeds throughout the state of New Jersey. The information is
intended to be a starting point for those individuals interested in the aquatic pesticide usage in their area or at a specific site.
Brownfield Development Areas (Extents) - Envr_mon_soil_brownfield_ext.zip (.37 MB, 1.69 MB unzipped)
The data included in the layer enables GIS to map, as polygons, the extents of all current Brownfield Development Areas (BDAs) in New Jersey. A brownfield is any former or current commercial or industrial site that is currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of contamination.
Brownfield Development Areas (Outline) - Envr_mon_soil_brownfield_out.zip (.007 MB, .18 MB unzipped)
This is a graphical representation of the outline boundary for Brownfield Development Areas (BDA) in New Jersey. A brownfield is any former or current commercial or industrial site that is currently vacant or underutilized and on which there has been, or there is suspected to have been, a discharge of contamination.
CAFRA Boundary (line) - cafra2.zip (58 KB, 163 KB unzipped)
The Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) legislates land use within
the coastal area. Thus the boundary of the area was delineated. This
shape file, CAFRA_2 has been modified by the Pinelands commission and
updates the boundary (from the Bureau of Tidelands 1988 boundary) to
reflect 1993 modifications to CAFRA.
CAFRA Boundary (poly) - cafra.zip (1922 KB, 2368 KB unzipped)
This data set is a graphical representation of the Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) boundary, which
legislates land use within the coastal area. This boundary was dissolved from the Coastal Planning Areas in
New Jersey data set.
Census Blocks (2010) - Govt_census_block_2010.zip (99.0 MB, 385.0 MB unzipped)
This data contains Census 2010 TIGER information at the Block Level for New Jersey.
It was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's web site along with the Census 2010
Summary File 1 (SF1). The SF1 file was joined to the Census Block coverage by NJDEP.
Census Block Groups (2010) - Govt_census_group_2010.zip (9.61 MB, 14.1 MB unzipped)
This data contains Census 2010 TIGER information at the Block Group Level for
New Jersey. It was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's web site. Census 2010
Block Groups was derived from the Redistricting Census 2010 TIGER/Line files.
Census Tracts (2010) - Govt_census_tract_2010.zip (5.76 MB, 10.7 MB unzipped)
This data contains Race, Gender, Housing and Household Income (SF1 Tables)
information extracted from the Census 2010 TIGER tables at the Tract Level for
New Jersey. The data was obtained from the NJ Department of Labor and the U.S.
Census Bureau's web site. Census 2010 Tracts was derived from the
Redistricting Census 2010 TIGER/Line files.
Census Blocks (2000) - cenblk2000.zip (34.1 MB, 101.7 MB unzipped)
This data contains Census 2000 TIGER information at the Block Level for New Jersey.
It was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's web site along with the Census 2000
Summary File 1 (SF1). The SF1 file was joined to the Census Block coverage by NJDEP.
Census Block Groups (2000) - cengrp2000.zip (4.4 MB, 6.3 MB unzipped)
This data contains Census 2000 TIGER information at the Block Group Level for
New Jersey. It was obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's web site. Census 2000
Block Groups was derived from the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files.
Census Tracts (2000) - centrt2000.zip (2904 KB, 6550 KB unzipped)
This data contains Race, Gender, Housing and Household Income (SF1 Tables)
information extracted from the Census 2000 TIGER tables at the Tract Level for
New Jersey. The data was obtained from the NJ Department of Labor and the U.S.
Census Bureau's web site. Census 2000 Tracts was derived from the
Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files.
Coastal Flooding (100 year) - hihaz.zip (1025 KB, 1387 KB unzipped)
This dataset is a graphical representation of high hazard lines in 100-year
flood areas of coastal New Jersey to help protect against major coastal flooding.
The coverage was built as a network with line and polygon attributes.
Coastline of New Jersey (2012)- Land_coastline_2012.zip (24.8 MB, 54.8 MB unzipped)
The data was created by extracting water polygons which represented Rivers, Bays and Oceans from the 2012 land use/land cover (LU/LC) layer from NJ DEP's geographical information systems (GIS) database.
The source file contains land use and water body polygon information which was transferred from several sources to lines extracted from the 2012 Land Use/Land Cover data set.
Coastline of New Jersey (2007)- Land_coastline_2007.zip (24.5 MB, 51 MB unzipped)
The data was created by extracting water polygons which represented Rivers, Bays and Oceans from the 2007 land use/land cover (LU/LC) layer from NJ DEP's geographical information systems (GIS) database.
The source file contains land use and water body polygon information which was transferred from several sources to lines extracted from the 2007 Land Use/Land Cover data set.
Coastline of New Jersey (2002)- Land_coastline_2002.zip (18.5 MB, 60 MB unzipped)
The data was created by extracting water polygons which represented Rivers, Bays and Oceans from the 2002 land use/land cover (LU/LC) layer from NJ DEP's geographical information systems (GIS) database.
The source file contains land use and water body polygon information which was transferred from several sources to lines extracted from the 2002 Land Use/Land Cover data set.
The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the Congressional Districts layer. This layer has been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing this data layer on NJGIN on behalf of the Office of Legislative Services (OLS) at:
Cross Acceptance Layers
Deer Management Units - Grid_deer_unit.zip (0.04 MB, 0.19 MB unzipped)
This grid data represents Deer Management Units (DMU) in New Jersey. Each numbered grid is 14.288 square miles and the data is used in
conjunction with Deer Management Zones (DMZ). Hunters can use DMU to identify their location in the DMZ. The DMU is the most smallest and
most detailed spatial reference used in deer management, i.e. monitoring disease outbreaks. Please note that initial data generation and
creation procedures produced various missing grid numbers (222, 231, 244, 414, 550-559) and some grid order issues. Because of pre-existing
use of that data in hunting and for data continuity, these have not been corrected.
Deer Management Zones - Envr_admin_deer_zone.zip (2.1 MB, 3.07 MB unzipped)
NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife (DFW) manages deer herd in New Jersey through the use of deer management zones (DMZ).
These zones are comprised of major and minor roads, waterways and geographic formations. Included for references are the
county and township data and are updated on an as needed basis.
Digital Elevation Grid (10 meter) for New Jersey
Digital Elevation Grid (100 meter) for New Jersey - nj100mlat.zip (4163 KB, 17938 KB unzipped)
A lattice is the ESRI GRID raster file generated from USGS DEM files.
Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is the terminology adopted by the USGS to
describe terrain elevation data sets in a digital raster form. 7.5-minute DEM
(10-meter x 10-meter data spacing, cast on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
projection) were merged and resampled at 100-meter x 100-meter for this data set.
Digital Elevation Hillshade Grid (100 meter) of New Jersey - nj100mhill.zip (1992 KB, 2943 KB unzipped)
A hillshade is a raster file generated from a lattice. A lattice is the ESRI GRID
raster file generated from USGS DEM files. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is the terminology
adopted by the USGS to describe terrain elevation data sets in a digital raster form. 7.5-minute
DEM (10-meter by 10-meter data spacing, cast on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection)
were merged and resampled to 100-meter by 100-meter for this data set. The ArcInfo Hillshade
command was used with the defaults except for the z-factor which was exagerated by 50 to produce
Elevation Contours - stcon.zip (6331 KB, 15324 KB unzipped)
This dataset is a graphical representation of New Jersey's statewide elevation
contours with twenty foot intervals. It was created from the USGS DEM 100 meter lattice.
Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Sampling Points (2000 - 2011) - Envr_mon_water_fibi.zip (.040 MB, .204 MB unzipped)
This data represents the NJDEP Fish Index of Biotic Integrity Monitoring Network active sample point locations for the years 2000 to 2011.
A FIBI is an index that measures the health of a stream based on multiple attributes of the resident fish assemblage. Each site sampled is
scored based on its deviation from reference conditions (i.e., what would be found in an unimpacted stream) and classified as
"poor", "fair", "good" or "excellent".
Golf Courses (Statewide) - njgolf.zip (615 KB, 1495 KB unzipped)
This data represents the fairway, green and tee areas of all the golf courses in New
Jersey. It was created by selecting all recreation polygons from the 1995/97 NJDEP land
use/land cover (LU/LC) file. There are 256 courses identified and 553 polygons (Many
courses show as discontinuous polygons because fairways/green/tee zones are separated
by tracts of wetland, forest or other land covers. The purpose of the file is to determine
course acreage to assist in estimating the amount of pesticide, fertilizer, and herbicide
used on an annual basis. Therefore substantial (1 acre or more) tracts of forest or
wetlands are not included in a course's polygons, although these areas may be owned by
the Golf Course.
Head of Tide (hot) - hot.zip (30 KB, 121 KB unzipped)
This is a graphical representation of the head of tide (hot) points for
watercourses of New Jersey. This includes the tributaries of these watercourses as well.
The HOT is the point on a tidal watercourse at which measurement of the water surface vertical
movement at MEAN HIGH WATER (MHW) becomes no longer practical. All points seaward of the HOT
on a tidal watercourse are tidal.
Highlands Preservation Sewer Service Area highpresssa.zip (97 KB, 260 KB unzipped)
The Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (Highlands Act), N.J.S.A. 13:20-1 et seq. signed
on August 10, 2004, repealed all Sewer Service Area (SSA) in the Highlands Preservation Area where
collection pipes had not been constructed. This is a graphical representation of the revised SSA
mapping in the Highlands Preservation Area. The SSA mapping shows the planned method of wastewater
disposal for specific areas, i.e. whether the wastewater will be collected to a regional treatment
facility or treated on site and disposed of through a Surface Water (SW) discharge or a groundwater
(GW) discharge. Individual subsurface disposal systems discharging less than 2,000 gallons/day (gpd)
can be placed anywhere in the state where the site conditions allow and therefore are not mapped.
Historical Shorelines - histshore.zip (1057 KB, 3331 KB unzipped)
This dataset is a graphical representation of the historic shorelines for the four
Atlantic Ocean counties (Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, and Monmouth). It details the 11
different Atlantic Ocean shorelines in New Jersey from the years of 1836-1977. The shorelines
are from 1836-42, 1855, 1866-68, 1871-75, 1879-85, 1899, 1932-36, 1943, 1951-53, 1971, and 1977.
Not all years are complete or run the entire length of the four Atlantic counties.
The coast coverage can be used as a 1986 shoreline.
Hydrography (state/3rd order or higher) - stateriv.zip (2184 KB, 5858 KB unzipped)
This dataset is a graphical representation of New Jersey's State Rivers that are
third order or higher. These rivers were reselected from each county's stream coverage.
The original map source is the USGS 1:24,000 hydrography digital line graph (DLG) files.
Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report
The Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report is a
biennial report that identifies the waters of the State attaining water
quality standards, and waters that are impaired and need Total Maximum Daily
Loads (TMDLs) as required under the Federal Clean Water Act. The associated
GIS files provide the spatial component of the report and include the
waterbodies of the state, assessment results, as well as, monitoring station
Landscape Project Data
The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the Legislative Districts layer. This layer has been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing this data layer on NJGIN on behalf of the Office of Legislative Services (OLS) at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/DataDownloads.jsp
Municipal Tier Assignments - msrp_tier.zip (1683 KB, 4346 KB unzipped)
This map is a geographic depiction of Tier A and Tier B municipalities as adopted in NJPDES Municipal Stormwater
Regulation Program in N.J.A.C. 7:14A-25.3(a) and the associated table. (See 36 N.J.R. 813(a), 2419(a), and 4133(a);
February 2, May 17, and September 7, 2004).
Municipalities of New Jersey (Clipped to Coast) -
(24.9 MB, 37.1 MB unzipped)
This data set is a spatial representation of the most current version of municipalities in New Jersey
provided by OIT/OGIS. NJDEP clipped the data using the detailed and updated layer "NJDEP Coastline of New Jersey"
for various uses. Spatial accuracy was improved upon from earlier municipalities data by integrating features that
are coincident with municipal boundaries from other high quality source data sets. This current version of
Municipalitites (clipped to coast) shows various updates (listed in processing steps) along with showing the
merger of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township to create Princeton.
Natural Heritage Grid Map - nhpgrid.zip (.68 MB, 12.69 MB unzipped)
Through its Natural Heritage Database, the Office of Natural Lands Management (ONLM) documents rare plant species and rare ecological community habitat
to inform decision-makers who need to address the conservation of natural resources. The Natural Heritage Grid Map is a geographic information system (GIS)
file that provides a general portrayal of the geographic locations of rare plant species and rare ecological communities for the entire state without
providing sensitive detailed information.
Natural Heritage Priority Sites - prisites.zip (1063 KB, 4083 KB unzipped)
The Natural Heritage Priority Sites Coverage was created to identify critically important areas
to conserve New Jersey's biological diversity, with particular emphasis on rare plant species and
ecological communities. Natural Heritage Priority Sites are based on analysis of information in the
New Jersey Natural Heritage Database. However, these sites do not cover all the known habitat for
endangered and threatened species in New Jersey. If information is needed on whether or not endangered
or threatened species have been documented from a particular piece of land, a Natural Heritage Database
search can be requested by contacting the Office of Natural Lands Management.
NJPDES Ground Water Discharges - njpdesgwd.zip (34 KB, 130 KB unzipped)
This layer includes permitted facilities for having sanitary wastewater and industrial wastewater
discharges though various methods such as lagoons, spray irrigation, or overland flow. NJPDES permits
are issued by the NJDEP and are authorized according to a specific set of rules governing discharges
within the state of New Jersey.
Parcel data is an important spatial framework data layer against which other spatial data can be developed. This layer can also be a valuable resource in supporting management, planning and analysis activities throughout the state. It is the responsibility of each municipality/county to provide current parcel data to the public. As such, the NJDEP does not create nor distribute parcel data. Those interested in obtaining the most recent parcel data are instructed to contact the respective county GIS department. Another option to check the availability of parcel data is to search the New Jersey Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (NJGIN) at: https://njgin.state.nj.us/ . Begin by launching the NGIN Explorer and then entering the keyword "parcel" in the OPTIONAL KEYWORD field. Click the Full Text option and then click the Search button.
Pinelands Area Boundary - pinelands.zip (76 KB, 200 KB unzipped)
This is an ArcView shapefile of the New Jersey Pinelands boundary (PA_Boundary). The Pinelands boundary
shapfile was created by digitizing 68 photo quarterquads. The photo quarterquads were then appended together
to create the final shapefile (PA_Boundary).
Place Name Locations - placenam04.zip (266 KB, 4961 KB unzipped)
All place names were taken from the USGS 7.5' topoquad series revised in 2004.
This data includes points that represent municipal and other official boundaries
as well as various federally recognized neighborhoods and communities.
Shoreline Structures - shorstrc.zip (199 KB, 581 KB unzipped)
The shore protection structures project involved the identification, interpretation,
and the plotting of all shoreline protection structures located along the New Jersey
coastline and within the New Jersey Coastal Areas Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) zone.
The structure that were identified include; Jetties, Groins, Revetments, Sea Walls,
Breakwater. Jetties and groins are protective structures (usually built from rock,
wood, or concrete) which extend outward from the shoreline.
South Jersey Marsh - sjmarsh.zip (1814 KB, 4632 KB unzipped)
Southern New Jersey marsh habitat base maps were created in 1991, using 1986 aerial
photography. Habitat data was collected and entered into the GIS by Endangered and
Nongame Species Program (ENSP) staff, using moneys donated by The New Jersey Natural
Lands Trust (NJNLT). This dataset was created most specifically for use in protecting
and managing migrating shorebirds on Delaware Bay.
Sport Ocean Fishing Grounds - sportfishing.zip (.67 MB, 1.32 MB unzipped)
Prime fishing areas have a demonstrable history of supporting a significant local quantity of recreational and
commercial fishing activity. The Department first mapped prime fishing areas in the 1980s. Since the map is over 20
years old, it was determined in 2003 that an update was needed. Charter boat, party boat and private boat captains
were surveyed to identify the areas they consider recreationally significant fishing areas or prime fishing areas.
This information was then compiled and refined into a digital format.
State Boundary of New Jersey
The NJDEP is no longer the data steward of the state, county, and municipal boundary layers.
These layers have been removed from our site. The Office of GIS is now distributing these
data layers on NJGIN at:
STORET Water Quality Monitoring Stations - storet.zip (272 KB, 2468 KB unzipped)
The STORET data maintains the locations of water quality monitoring stations
from NJDEP's NJ STORET (Modernized) database. A station is a location at which
a data collection event takes place, such a collection of a field sample,
measurement of field parameters or evaluation of environmental habitats. NJ STORET
maintains NJDEP's water quality monitoring data from January 1, 1999 to the present.
Note: water quality monitoring data sampled prior to this date is stored in EPA's
Legacy STORET database.
Streams 2002 (National Hydrography Dataset)
This data layer contains information for Flowlines delineated for NJ from 2002 color infrared (CIR)
imagery with attributes extracted from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
Supplemental Ambient Surfacewater Monitoring Network - sasmn.zip (.05 MB, .26 MB unzipped)
This data represents sampling points for the Supplemental Ambient Surfacewater Monitoring Network (formerly EWQ)
project at NJDEP. The SASMN Network was designed to provide supplemental data for water quality for the entire state.
Surface Water Quality Standards - swqs.zip (73.17 MB, 208.2 MB unzipped)
Surface Water Quality Standards: This data is a digital representation of New Jersey's Surface Water Quality Standards in accordance with "Surface Water Quality Standards for New Jersey Waters" as designated in N.J.A.C. 7:9 B. The Surface Water Quality Standards (SWQS) establish the designated uses to be achieved and specify the water quality (criteria) necessary to protect the State's waters. Designated uses include potable water, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreation, agricultural and industrial supplies, and navigation. These are reflected in use classifications assigned to specific waters. The line-work has been broken/altered to reflect the descriptions specified at N.J.A.C. 7:9B-1.15. When interpreting the stream classifications and anti-degradation designations, the descriptions specified in the SWQS at N.J.A.C. 7:9B-1.15 always take precedence. The GIS layer reflects the stream classifications and anti-degradation designations adopted as of December 21, 2009 is supplemental only and is not legally binding.
The Tidelands claims line depicts areas now or formerly flowed at or below mean high tide.
Since the mean high water line may change because of rises in sea level, the line does not
represent the current mean high water line. Rather it depicts the mean high water line at
the time of mapping and the historic mean high water line predating artificial alterations.
Tidelands Grid - tidegrid.zip (103 KB, 434 KB unzipped)
This dataset is a graphical representation of riparian tidelands grid for New Jersey's
Atlantic Coast. It was automated at a scale of 1:24000. Coverage was partially attributed
by IEP and the BGIA and Tidelands completed the coding and checked the codes.
Water Purveyor Service Areas (1998 Public Community) - watpurv1998.zip (943 KB, 1439 KB unzipped)
This is a graphical representation of the 1998 Public Community Water Purveyor Service Areas.
Public Community Water Purveyors are systems that pipe water for human consumption to at least 15 service connections
used year-round, or one that regularly serves at least 25 year-round residents. The boundaries mapped are those of
the actual water delivery or service area.
Water Quality Management Planning Areas - wqmpa.zip (19.21 MB, 30.54 MB unzipped)
This is a representation of the geographical extents of the 12 County/Areawide Water Quality Management Planning Areas (WQMPA). A County or Areawide Water
Quality Management Plan (WQMP) was prepared, respectively, by a County or NJDEP pursuant to Section 5 of the Water Quality Planning Act (WQPA), N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1
et seq for each of these areas. A WQMP is used in conjunction with the Statewide WQM Plan, which together constitute the Continuing Planning Process conducted
pursuant to the WQPA, the Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., and as required by Sections 303(e) and 208 of the
Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) to make consistency determinations under the Water Quality Management (WQM) Planning rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15.
Water Quality Stations (Existing) - ewqpoi.zip (39 KB, 181 KB unzipped)
This data represents sampling points for the EWQ (Existing Water Quality) project at NJDEP. The EWQ Network was designed to
provide supplemental data for water quality for the entire state.
Water Supply Planning Areas - wsplarea23.zip (399 KB, 959 KB unzipped)
This data provides a spatial delineation of the 23 Water Supply Planning
Areas as depicted in the New Jersey Statewide Water Supply Plan (NJSWSP).
The NJDEP's Office of Natural Resource Restoration uses the data to spatially
reference ground water contaminant plumes at contaminated sites, in-order to
determine if a contaminant plume is within a "Surplus" or "Deficit" water
supply planning area. This information is used in ground water injury
Waterbody 2002 (National Hydrography Dataset)
This data contains information for Waterbody features delineated for NJ from 2002 color infrared (CIR)
imagery with attributes extracted from the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
Watershed Management Areas - depwmas.zip (.43 MB, .87 MB unzipped)
The depwmas data is a simplified version of dephuc14 data. The dephuc14 is NJDEP's version of the U.S.
Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologic-unit-code basins that delineates the extent of the DEP watershed management
regions and areas to be used for the statewide watershed initiative. Both the depwmas and dephuc14 data comprise
the Watershed Base Maps for New Jersey. Also, both were created from the USGS HUC14 by replacing the state
boundary included with the USGS version with the DEP state and county border data(stco). The data was produced
to address data-processing problems arising from combining the USGS huc14 with NJDEP GIS data due to the use
of conflicting state boundaries.
Watersheds (Subwatersheds by name - DEPHUC14) - dephuc14.zip (2.53 MB, 5.51 MB unzipped)
The 14-digit hydrologic units (HUC14s) in New Jersey is a revision of the 2006 version of these units.
This version corrects some boundaries to be consistent with a new hydrography coverage based on 1:2,400
aerial photographs (NJDEP, 2008). It also makes some changes to be more consistent with a new 12-digit
hydrologic unit coverage (EPA, 2009). This editing process created 42 new HUC14s, deleted one inland HUC14
and five coastal HUC14s in the Delaware Bay, and changed over 100 boundaries. A report detailing these
changes (Hoffman and Pallis, 2009) is available online . For programmatic reasons the 14-digit units are
clipped to New Jersey's political boundary.
Watersheds (Subwatersheds by name - DEPHUC12) - dephuc12_boundary.zip (3.66 MB, 4.88 MB unzipped)
This data set is a digital hydrologic unit boundary layer (clipped at New Jersey political boundaries) to the
Subwatershed (12-digit) 6th level for the State of New Jersey. This data set consists of geo-referenced digital
data and associated attributes created in accordance with the "FGDC Proposal, Version 1.0 - Federal Standards
For Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries 3/01/02" http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/.
Polygons are attributed with hydrologic unit codes for 4th level sub-basins, 5th level watersheds, 6th level subwatersheds, name, size, downstream hydrologic unit,
type of watershed, non-contributing areas and flow modification. Arcs are attributed with the highest hydrologic unit code for each watershed, linesource and a
metadata reference file
Watersheds (Watersheds by name - DEPHUC11) - dephuc11.zip (995 KB, 2441 KB unzipped)
Drainage basins are delineated from 1:24,000-scale (7.5-minute) USGS quadrangles.
The delineations have been developed for general purpose use by USGS District staff
over the past 20 years. Arc and polygon attributes have been included in the coverage
with basin names and ranks of divides, and 14-digit hydrologic unit codes. The New
Jersey state boundary as originally defined in the USGS source coverage does not match
that used by the NJDEP. Therefore the coverage was edited by the NJ Geological Survey
to remove the USGS state boundary and insert the NJDEP state boundary, thus resolving
most potential clipping errors.
Well Program Atlas Grid 2x2m (2 minute by 2 minute) - atlas2x2m.zip (.62 MB, 1.58 MB unzipped)
The Atlas2x2m is a 2 minute by 2 minute grid dissolved from the Well Program Atlas Sheet Grid for New Jersey.
Well Program Atlas Sheet Grid - atlasgrid.zip (7.5 MB, 27.75 MB unzipped)
This grid is based on an old map series called the
New Jersey Atlas Sheets and on a reference system based on them called the New Jersey
Rectangular Coordinate System. The grid system developed as the ATLAS_GRID does not
exist on the atlas sheets but is based on latitide and longitude grids included on the sheets.
Wind Turbine Siting Map (Large Scale) - windturbinesiting.zip (9.73 MB, 15.41 MB unzipped)
ADVISORY: This layer depicts land areas in the coastal zone where large scale wind turbines are unacceptable due to the operational impacts of turbines on birds and bats.
Upper Wetlands Boundary/Upper Wetlands Limit - uwb_uwl.zip (3.04 MB, 9.36 MB unzipped)
Upper Wetlands Boundary/Upper Wetlands Limit data layer is composed of two wetlands limit lines
mapped in two separate NJDEP mapping programs.
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