LIDAR in the Pines HD

This map will soon be discontinued and will phase out all 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 Boyd’s Maps (and more), install the free boydsmaps web app, currently available in beta. Just go to on your phone to get started

Pull back the curtain to see through the forest canopy with this new map that includes all currently available USGS one-meter DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data for Southern New Jersey. One meter LIDAR  is the new USGS standard so the coverage is limited, but it has nine times the detail of the older LIDAR and shows a remarkable amount of features on the ground.

The rest of  Southern New Jersey is covered with 3 meter LIDAR, rendered at higher resolution with new 3d shading to reveal more detail than my older LIDAR maps. It also features the same roads as Boyd’s Map of Pines HD with town names, NJDEP hydrography and a grid of spot elevation readings. 

The style is similar to my popular 2013 LIDAR map at NJPB Maps, but it covers a larger area, offers higher resolution with more clarity and has better roads.

A custom shader is used for this map, tuned to the flat South Jersey terrain. This brings out details that are normally lost in most maps. The example on the left shows shaded terrain for elevations up to a maximum of 2000 feet, which would be needed for a map that covers the entire state of New Jersey. It shows no color variation in the Southern part of the state where the highest point is only about 250 feet above sea level. The shader for LIDAR in the Pines HD is shown on the right, revealing a full range of colors for the flat Southern terrain.





LIDAR in the Pines HD is easily installed in Mobile Atlas Creator on your Windows, Macintosh or Linux computer where you can export any area for use in over two dozen apps on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS or Linux. Create your own maps for Garmin and Magellan handheld GPS units and use them with Basecamp and VantagePoint. A new 60 page tutorial – written for beginners – is included to guide you though each step of installing Mobile Atlas Creator and using it with your favorite apps and GPS units.


Read the LIDAR in the Pines HD documentation




Mobile Atlas Creator for Macintosh


Mobile Atlas Creator for Windows


Google Earth Pro for Windows


Garmin Basecamp for Macintosh


Garmin Basecamp for Windows


CompeGPS Land for Windows


OziExplorer for Windows


Magellan Vantage Point for Windows


Vectorial Map for Macintosh


Guru (Galileo) Maps for Android

Locus Map for Android


Garmin DriveTrack 71 GPS


Note: The Mobile Atlas Creator tutorial included in this download is old. The new 62-page version has better installation instructions, more app tutorials and other improvements! Click here for Boyd’s new Mobile Atlas Creator Tutorial (revised 3-14-19)


Download LIDAR in the Pines HDFile size: 14.9 gb


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