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 two dozen apps on Android, iOS, Windows, MacOS or Linux. Create your own maps for Garmin handheld GPS units and Magellan Triton handhelds. 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.