To ensure access to the Garden State Greenways vision,
the New Jersey Conservation Foundation is collaborating
with the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and
Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University to provide the
State Greenways Interactive Map.
If you are not familiar with interactive mapping, take
a look at the brief introduction below.
When you first launch the interactive map, the map
will appear on your computer screen. You will see the
entire state of New Jersey, including counties and the
Garden State Greenways connectors. When you zoom in,
more data layers, including the Garden State Greenways
hubs, roads, topographic maps and aerial photos will
be visible. A toolbar occupies the left portion of the
screen, the map appears in the main window in the center
and the map layer list/legend on the right.
The tools on the left side of the interactive map window
help you manipulate the map. Click on a tool to activate
it (the active tool will be outlined in red). Some tools
work when you click on them in the toolbar, but others
only work when you click on the map. The main tools
Map Layer List/Legend -
- click to switch between the layer list and the layer
legend (the legend indicates what the colors and symbols
on the map mean)
Zoom In -
- click once to zoom in a little, or draw a box around
the area you want to enlarge
Zoom Out -
- click once to zoom out a little, or draw a box to
zoom out (the current view will reduce in size to fit
the box you draw)
Pan - -
drag while holding down the left mouse button to move
to another part of the map
Zoom Out to State -
- click to return to statewide map
- To find out more about a feature on the map, click
on this tool then click on a feature in the active layer.
The Upland Forest, Forested Wetland, Emergent Wetland
and Agriculture/Grassland greenway hubs have a great
deal of information associated with them. An explanation
of the different columns of information associated with
the hubs can be found here.
The other tools in the toolbar provide additional ways
to pan, zoom and interact with the data. Holding the
mouse over a tool will provide a brief description of
The map layers available to you will appear in a list
on the right. As you zoom in, more layers, such as aerial
photography and local roads, will become available.
A check mark in the visible box means a layer is currently
displayed on the map. You can toggle the visibility
of layers by clicking in this box. If you want to identify
or select features from a particular layer you need
to click on its active box. Only one layer can be active
at a time.
The following layers appear at startup:
Counties - the counties of New Jersey
Upland Forest and Agriculture/Grassland Hubs
Connectors - pathways that connect important hubs
Public and Nonprofit Lands - lands which public entities
own or hold easements on, not including military lands.
Warning: this layer is out of date
and has known omissions. It is included only to provide
context for the Garden State Greenways vision.
Other layers become available as you zoom in. These
include the other types of conservation hubs indentified
by the GSG process - Forested Wetlands and Emergent
Wetlands - as well as municipalities, local roads, existing
and proposed trails, aerial photographs and topographic