Contact the NJ Business Action Center
NJ Department of State
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, NJ 08625-0820

Tel: (866) 534-7789
Fax: (609) 292-5509


GIS Data

Spatial data for use in geographic information systems and desktop mapping software are available online. Select layers constituting the State Plan Policy Map and other maps are available as shapefiles. Metadata is provided where available.

Files are available in compressed (ZIP) files.Use of this data is subject to the conditions of our End User Licensing Agreement.

These data files are designed to be used in combination with coverages from other agencies and vendors for geographic analysis. They are in New Jersey State Plane (1983) coordinates and coverages may need to be re-projected by the user for compatibility.

The 2001 State Plan Policy Map Layers
Unless otherwise noted, files are current as of 01/16/18
Plan Layer Package
Layerfile [zip 10.23M]
Planning Area Boundaries
Geodatabase [zip 8.94M]
Designated Centers (Planned Centers Removed)
Geodatabase [zip 553k]
Geodatabase [zip 18k]
Geodatabase [zip 10k]
Urban Complex
Geodatabase [zip 36k]
Endorsed Plans
Geodatabase [zip 110k]
Critical Environmental & Historic Sites (CEHS)
Geodatabase [zip 645k]
Historic and Cultural Sites (HCS)
Geodatabase [zip 5k]
Other Layers
Smart Growth Areas
Geodatabase [zip 3.11M]
Brownfields SiteMart
Geodatabase [zip 674k]
NJ Colleges and Universities by Parcel
Geodatabase [zip 209k]
NJ Foreign Trade Zones
Geodatabase [zip 118k]
NJ Sports and Exposition Authority Land
Geodatabase [zip 39k]
Fort Monmouth Reuse and Redevelopment Areas
Geodatabase [zip 39k]
Ferry Terminal Embarkation Points
Geodatabase [zip 24k]
HUD Choice Neighborhoods
Geodatabase [zip 45k]
Atlantic City Tourism District
Geodatabase [zip 27k]
Extraneous 2001 State Plan Policy Map Layers
All Center Boundaries (Includes Planned Centers)
Geodatabase [zip 823k]
Identified Centers (No longer in use)
Geodatabase [zip 20k]

New Jersey Business Action Center End User License Agreement

NOTICE TO USER: THIS IS A CONTRACT. USE OF THE ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, erase your copy or return the software to The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) without using or copying it in any way. The End User is defined any person or organization receiving these files directly from The New Jersey Business Action Center. The New Jersey Business Action Center in the State of New Jersey, Department of State, grants to the End User a license to use the software, data and documentation provided the End User agrees to the following:

Notwithstanding the special conditions regarding the subject data specified in part III of this licensing agreement, the Business Action Center makes no representations of any kind, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability of fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied, with respect to the digital software and data furnished. The Business Action Center assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.

The Data received from BAC is to be used solely by the End User and will not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone else, without first obtaining written permission from BAC.

The planning area delineations, where provided, are part of the New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan produced and released by the New Jersey Business Action Center. The files reflect the delineations as they appeared on June, 1994. Any map amendments accepted in the interim are not reflected in these delineations. The delineations are scheduled for review and revision every three years.

Due to the complex nature of the State Development and Redevelopment Plan and the state planning process and the relationship of all of the individual parts of the plan, questions regarding the plan should not be resolved by or even considered using maps alone. This would provide a limited view of the comprehensive approach embodied in the plan. For this reason, any questions relating to the plan or its delineations for the State should be directed to BAC.

The information has been delivered in a standard format. BAC assumes no liability for inability of the End User to use this software or data or for any financial damages caused by such an inability. BAC agrees, however, to assist in resolving any problems in using the software or data and to reproduce the data if necessary.

New Jersey Department of State
Business Action Center
P.O. Box 820
Trenton, New Jersey 08625