Land use decision support requires good data and information. OPA's Research Unit supplies the office and agencies, non-profits and businesses statewide with mapping, demographics and analysis to fulfill this mission.
The New Jersey Office of Smart Growth uses state-of-the-art computer graphics and geographic information systems to prepare a variety of map products.
While certain map products are prepared at a statewide or county scale, maps are commonly produced at a 1:24,000 scale corresponding to U.S. Geological Survey topographic quadrangle maps. At this scale, the standard accuracy of mapping is usually within (plus or minus) 45 feet.
Map Update Email Notification
To receive notice via email about updates to the State Plan Policy Map, please email the Office.
The official map of the New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan is called the State Plan Policy Map. The scale of the official map is 1:24,000. A series of maps produced at this scale, which match the 7.5 minute scale geographic quadrangle maps produced by the United States Geological Survey, are available in hard copy format from the Office of Smart Growth as well as in various digital formats.
Maps updated: 05/15/19
|Approved Sewer Service Areas||Habitats|
|Commuter Rail System||Major Roads and Congestion|
|Counties and Municipalities||Population by Municipality|
|Developed Flood Hazard Areas||Public Open Space and Preserved Farmland|
|Drinking Water Supply Surface Sources||State Development Guide Plan Concept Map, 1980|
|Dwelling Units Authorized by Building Permits, 1992-2000||Surface Water Quality Designations|
|Employment by Municipality||Unprotected and Undeveloped Land in Approved Sewer Service Areas|
|Freight Rail System||Waters of New Jersey|
|Future Land Utilization, New Jersey State Plan, 1934||Watershed Management Areas|
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.
|Unless otherwise noted, files are current as of 05/15/19|
|Plan Layer Package||01/16/18||Layerfile|
|Planning Area Boundaries||05/15/19||PAB Geodatabase||PAB Metadata|
|Designated Centers (Planned Centers Removed)||05/15/19||DC Geodatabase||DC Metadata|
|Nodes||05/15/19||Nodes Geodatabase||Nodes Metadata|
|Cores||01/16/18||Cores Geodatabase||Cores Metadata|
|Urban Complex||08/19/15||UC Geodatabase||UC Metadata|
|Endorsed Plans||05/15/19||ED Geodatabase||ED Metadata|
|Critical Environmental & Historic Sites (CEHS)||05/15/19||CEHS Geodatabase||CEHS Metadata|
|Historic and Cultural Sites (HCS)||10/11/01||HCS Geodatabase||HCS Metadata|
|Smart Growth Areas||05/15/19||SGA Geodatabase||SGA Metadata|
|Brownfields SiteMart||03/26/15||BFS Geodatabase||BFS Metadata|
|NJ Colleges and Universities by Parcel||08/17/17||NJC Geodatabase||NJC Metadata|
|NJ Foreign Trade Zones||04/27/15||NJF Geodatabase||NJF Metadata|
|NJ Sports and Exposition Authority Land||10/13/16||NJS Geodatabase||NJS Metadata|
|Fort Monmouth Reuse and Redevelopment Areas||06/28/13||FMR Geodatabase||FMR Metadata|
|Ferry Terminal Embarkation Points||05/06/14||FT Geodatabase||FT Metadata|
|HUD Choice Neighborhoods||09/24/13||HUD Geodatabase||HUD Metadata|
|Atlantic City Tourism District||10/10/13||ACT Geodatabase||ACT Metadata|
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:
I. LIMITED WARRANTY
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.
II TERMS OF AGREEMENT
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.
III SPECIAL CONDITIONS
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
Quadrangle scale (1:24,000) maps (reproductions of official State Plan Policy Maps), 24x30” are available in hard copy format. A full set consists of 176 maps.
To find the quad(s) for your municipality, consult the Municipalities Quad List
Quad scale maps are also available in PDF format. Select each quad by clicking on the appropriate area of the map or in the table below.
All Quads are official as adopted by the State Planning Commission on March 1, 2001 and up to date as of 05/15/19.
The office has developed the definition of Smart Growth Area to include an area classified as one of the following:
A number of state agencies use Smart Growth Areas as tools to implement certain programs. Below is a list of some of the programs that cite Smart Growth Area status as one of their criteria. This list is continuously updated as new programs choose to use Smart Growth Areas in their decision-making process.
Page Last Updated: 07/24/19