Midnight in the Garden State

by Boyd Ostroff

Data Source

This map is hosted at online.boydsmaps.com


Note: “Daylight in the Garden State” is just a different coloring scheme for this map.

This unfinished 2017 map was originally created for the author’s own use and features green LIDAR terrain, blue-tinted wetlands, waterbodies, streams, buildings and roads with route numbers. Coverage extends North to the New York City area. 


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
Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland roads based on OpenStreetMap data
About 1,500 miles of unpaved New Jersey roads were hand-traced by the author from aerial imagery and historical USGS 24k topo maps
Legacy unpaved New Jersey roads from US Census Bureau TIGER shapefiles
Railroads from US Census Bureau TIGER shapefiles and OpenStreetMap
Waterbodies, rivers, streams and wetlands from the USGS National Hydrography Dataset
Additonal waterbodies and wetlands from NJDEP 2012 Land Use/Landcover data
About 13,000 buildings hand-traced by the author from NJGIN 2012 and 2007 aerial imagery
Over 50,000 buildings from OpenStreetMap data

Access/Use Constraints

Midnight in the Garden State (“the map”) is copyright © 2019 Boyd Ostroff and is available exclusively via the viewer at online.boydsmaps.com. 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.

Contact Information

Help and support is available through the Boyd’s Maps forum at https://forums.njpinebarrens.com/forums/boyds-maps-forum.39/

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.

Downloadable Version for Offline Use

None available at the present time