LIDAR in the Pines HD

© 2019 Boyd Ostroff

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Data Source

This map is hosted at


LIDAR in the Pines HD is a colorful map of Southern New Jersey featuring shaded 3d terrain processed to reveal subtle changes in elevation that aren’t normally visible in other maps of this flat coastal region. 1-meter LIDAR imagery of the New Jersey Pinelands is used where available while other parts of the map use 3-meter LIDAR. This map is an enhanced version of the original 2018 map that includes full coverage at zoom level 17 (the original map only had level 16 coverage for areas with 3-meter LIDAR). A 1,000-foot grid of spot elevations is displayed at zoom level 16 on this map, and a 500-foot elevation grid is shown at zoom level 17 (in areas where 1-meter LIDAR data was available).


1-meter Digital Elevation Model (DEM) bare-earth LIDAR data from the USGS 3d Elevation Program (3DEP)

3-meter (1/9 arc second) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) bare-earth LIDAR data from the USGS 3d Elevation Program (3DEP)

New Jersey paved roads from the NJ Dept of Transportation
Route number icons and highway exit numbers were created by the author
About 1,500 miles of unpaved New Jersey roads were traced by the author from aerial imagery and historical USGS 24k topo maps
Legacy unpaved New Jersey roads from US Census Bureau TIGER shapefiles
Trails from a variety of sources including legacy NJ State Forest maps, park websites and GPS tracks
Railroads from US Census Bureau TIGER shapefiles and OpenStreetMap

Waterbodies from NJDEP 2012 Land Use/Landcover data
Waterbody names from USGS GNIS and the National Hydrography Dataset

Placenames, geographic features and other point data from the USGS GNIS system and NJDEP
Powerlines and pipelines were traced by the author from USGS 24k topo maps and NJGIN aerial imagery

Access/Use Constraints

LIDAR the Pines HD (“the map”) is copyright © 2019 Boyd Ostroff and is available exclusively via the viewer at You may post map links and screenshots on the web, but may not provide live access to the map or use the map data on another website. A separate, downloadable version of the map is available for offline personal use on smartphones, computers and GPS devices at the link below.

Contact Information

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Distribution Liability

Map software is provided ‘as-is’, without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from the installation or use of this software. This map does not contain survey grade data and no representations are made as to its accuracy. The user assumes all risks associated with installation and use of this software. This map is intended for reference, educational and recreational purposes only. The author will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies and no responsibility is assumed for damages or other liabilities due to errors, installation, accuracy, availability, use or misuse of the data presented.

The user should not assume they are permitted to drive or walk on a road or trail just because it appears on this map. Some of the roads and trails shown may be on private property or may have regulations prohibiting vehicular or other use. Some roads may not be passable and could be dangerous. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of any road shown on this map.

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