SRP Publications Brownfields Reports 2001
Jersey Develops Interactive Map to Explore Brownfield Opportunities
Featuring Internet Access
Information on New Jersey’s brownfields is now
available through an interactive map on the Internet to promote
brownfield development throughout New Jersey.
The interactive mapping tool, called i-MapNJ Brownfields,
allows Internet users to consider a range of redevelopment opportunities
by exploring various categories of environmental and economic data.
The web address for i-MapNJ Brownfields is http://njgeodata4.state.nj.us/i-map/brownfields
. It is accessible through the state’s main web page at www.state.nj.us
by clicking on the Technology section, and through a hot button
on NJDEP’s main web page at www.state.nj.us/dep.
NJDEP’s Geographic Information System is a computer
based storage and analysis tool that combines diverse information
into easily understood maps that are linked to powerful databases.
The new mapping tool will help local government
agencies, planners and developers identify smart growth opportunities
all across the state. As the state continues to add more economic
and environmental data to this new service, this website will become
a great resource that will further revitalization and reduce sprawl.
The project was developed as a joint effort between
NJDEP, the state Office of Information Technology, the New Jersey
Office of State Planning, the Governor’s Urban Coordinating Council,
and the Brownfields Redevelopment Task Force.
Because ease of use was an important goal of the
project, persons unfamiliar with the technology can choose from
a list of questions to help access information. Questions that can
be answered at i-MapNJ Brownfields include: “Where are the brownfields
within a specific county or municipality?” “What brownfields exist
within incentive zones?” and “What is the proximity of brownfields
to transportation infrastructure?”
The maps displayed below focus on brownfield sites
in Elizabeth, Union County illustrating data available and an aerial
photo of a redevelopment area adjacent to Newark Bay.