New Jersey 2012 Orthophotography

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!


Aerial imagery for the entire state of New Jersey, shot at a nominal altitude of 9,600 feet during the period 2012-2013. This imagery was filmed during the winter when the trees were bare, revealing features on the ground that would be hidden by the forest canopy during the summer months.

Packaged in a universal format that uses Mobile Atlas Creator, a free open source program running on Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers. Mobile Atlas Creator allows you to select any portion of the map and export it to your favorite iOS and Adroid apps, desktop software, Garmin handheld GPS devices and more.

The resolution of this map is six feet per pixel (level 16), so you won’t see as much detail as the one foot per pixel original imagery. But a map covering the same area at that scale would be over 400 gigabytes!  Map data courtesy of the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS).



• Read the New Jersey 2012 Orthophotography documentation

• Read the Mobile Atlas Creator tutorial


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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 the NJ 2012 OrthophotographyFile size: 6.68 gb