Digital Geodata Series
DGS02-7 Physiographic Provinces of New Jersey
New Jersey is divided into the Valley and Ridge, Highlands, Piedmont, and
Coastal Plain Physiographic Provinces. Each province defines a region in
which relief, landforms, and geology are significantly different from that
of the adjoining and nearby regions. The boundary between each province is
determined by a major change in topography and geology, and this data set
delineates the boundary lines between them.
The physiographic provinces are delineated at a scale of 1:100,000. These
data can be used with the state's geologic data set to break out different
geologic regions when compiling or analyzing information. The state coverage
is prepared for distribution as an ESRI shape file. The shape file is combined
with FGDC compliant metadata in compressed 'zip' file for delivery over the
Internet. The coverage is a polygon GIS data set with associated database
files. The metadata file is in ASCII text format (txt) and hypertext markup
language (html) format..