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: 01/06/21
|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|
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 01/06/21.
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 01/06/21|
|Plan Map Package||12/16/20||State Plan Layer Package|
|Planning Area Boundaries||01/06/21||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)||01/06/21||CEHS Geodatabase||CEHS Metadata|
|Historic and Cultural Sites (HCS)||10/11/01||HCS Geodatabase||HCS Metadata|
|Smart Growth Areas||12/08/20||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|
|Lower Alloway Twp||Expanding the PSE&G Hope Creek State Plan Node to accommodate a site for assembling wind farm turbines|
|Holmdel Twp, Monmouth County||Holmdel Twp Materials|
|Eagleswood Township||Eagleswood Twp. Eagles Nest Airport Transportation Node|
|Middle Township||Cape May Courthouse Center Amendment|
|Manchester||Manchester Proposed Map Amendment|
|Cranbury||Cranbury Brick Yard Map Amendment|
|Bass River Township||Bass River Map Amendment|
|Edison||Edison Policy Map Amendment|
|Egg Harbor Township||Egg Harbor Proposed Policy Map Amendment|
|Galloway||Galloway Proposed Policy Map Amendment|
|Mount Olive Township||Mt. Olive Rt I80 Amendment|
|Mount Olive Township||Mt. Olive Pleasant Hill and Bartley Rds Amendment|
|Berkeley Twp||Berkeley Twp Amendment Under Consideration|
Page Last Updated: 01/08/21