Explore the terrain of the New Jersey Pinelands in extreme detail on this unique site featuring maps created from the newest available 1-meter USGS LIDAR imagery. More than a map – it’s a realistic digital model of the terrain that you manipulate and view in three dimensions. Choose 4 different map styles and use the advanced controls to reveal hidden surface features. Realtime elevation readout, metadata, sharing menu, GPX file downloads!


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Live access to over 100 maps of the Mid-Atlantic region! All of Boyd’s Maps, HERE maps, OpenStreetMap, New Jersey Geographic Information Network, Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access, New York State GIS Clearinghouse, City of New York DoITT, Delaware FirstMap, Maryland iMap, US Geological Survey and the National Weather Service. Customize the menu, Google/Bing maps integration and more.


Compatible with Garmin and Magellan GPS units and over two dozen apps on all platforms! will be phasing out these downloadable maps during 2021. They offer a poor experience on Garmin devices due to restrictions the company has placed on their “custom map” format which constrains them to only one zoom level of limited size. And Mobile Atlas Creator/Java installation is just too difficult and problematic. To use your Android phone or iPhone as a GPS with all these maps (and more), install the free boydsmaps web app, currently available in beta. Just go to on your phone to get started.


Cook’s Map of the Pines HD

19th century cartography meets 21st century technology in this topographic map of Southern New Jersey by George H. Cook and C. C. Vermeule,  newly aligned with modern data for enhanced accuracy. Universal Mobile Atlas Creator map, compatible with handheld GPS devices and over two dozen apps on Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS. 


LIDAR in the Pines HD

An all-new map from the best available USGS 3DEP data at resolutions up to one meter per pixel. Includes roads, towns, spot elevations and more.  Universal Mobile Atlas Creator map, compatible with Garmin handheld GPS units and two dozen Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Android and iOS apps.



New York and Long Island 2017 Orthoimagery

High resolution (3 ft/pixel) 2017 aerial imagery of New York City and Long Island from the NAIP (National Agriculture Imagery Program). This map is offered in the Mobile Atlas Creator universal format that’s compatible with smartphone apps and Garmin GPS units. 



New Jersey 2012 Orthophotography

Aerial imagery covering the entire state of New Jersey at a resolution of 6 feet per pixel. Available in Mobile Atlas Creator universal format, works on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Garmin handheld GPS devices and more. 




Boyd’s Map of the Pines HD

Topographic Map of Southern New Jersey with portions of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Extreme 1:3000 detail for the New Jersey Pinelands with  property lines, buildings, historical features, powerlines, stream gaging stations, benchmarks,  two foot contours and more. 



Parcels in the Pines

Tax parcel and property ownership data along with hydrography, structures and public openspace for the Pinelands National Reserve in Southern New Jersey. 




LIDAR in the Pines Classic

2008 aerial imagery mapped onto 1/9 arc second (3 meter) DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data using vertical exaggeration to bring out details of the flat Southern New Jersey terrain. This 2015 map is now available in either Garmin Custom Map or universal Mobile Atlas Creator format.



LIDAR in the Pines 2017

An update to the original LIDAR in the Pines Classic featuring 2012 aerial imagery and paved roads with route numbers. 






Colorful 1/9 arc-second LIDAR map of Southern New Jersey from USGS 3DEP data. Unlike the other LIDAR maps, this one is just the terrain at 12 feet per pixel (Level 15), making it the smallest download.  Universal Mobile Atlas Creator map for all devices and platforms. 


1899 in the Pines

Seamless map of Southern New Jersey from the end of the nineteenth century,created from twenty nine 1:62500 scale USGS Historical Topographic Maps. Originally released in 2015 as “Beck’s Map of the Pines” and now available in a universal format. 



1949 in the Pines

Seamless map of Southern New Jersey from the middle of the 20th century, created from twenty nine 1:62500 scale USGS Historical Topographic Maps. These were drawn at the same scale as the 19th century topo maps but had a style that was closer to the newer 24k topos. 



1999 in the Pines 

Seamless map of Southern New Jersey from high quality scans of ninety four 7.5 minute quadrangles from the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection. These are the final versions of the classic USGS 24k topo maps that were discontinued in 1999 but are still considered the “gold standard” by many. 



NJGIN Map Access 

Access terabytes of free aerial imagery from 1930 through 2017 and USGS topo maps on the New Jersey Geographic Information Network’s servers. Create maps for your Garmin handheld and dozens of Android, iOS, Windows, Macintosh and Linux apps with the free open source Mobile Atlas Creator program. 


The following maps are only compatible with Garmin software and GPS devices.


Boyd’s Visual Map of the Mid Atlantic

Real aerial imagery for your Nuvi, DriveSmart or other Garmin automotive device, processsed with the author’s new technique. Installs with one click for use in Basecamp on your Mac or Windows computer. 25,000 square mile coverage of 7 states, including New York City, Long Island and Philadelphia. 



Boyd’s Map of New Jersey 2018 

This Garmin-compatible topo map covers all of New Jersey  with portions of neighboring states, including the cities of New York and Philadelphia. Compatible with all Garmin GPS devices, even older models and automotive devices. Use it on your computer with Basecamp and Mapsource. 



LIDAR in the Pines SD 

A lower resolution version of LIDAR in the Pines HD, converted to Garmin’s .img file format. One-click Mac and Windows installation for Basecamp and Mapsource. Spot elevations are shown at the cursor position. Use it on your computer or in the car with the newest automotive devices. 


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