NJ Geographic Information Network

Boundaries

Administrative Boundaries (State, County and Municipal)

These datasets are spatial representations of the state, county and municipal extents for New Jersey. The spatial accuracy of previous administrative boundary datasets was improved by integrating coincident features like stream centerlines, road centerlines, digital tax maps, green acres surveys, preserved farmland surveys, New Jersey - New York boundary monuments and parcels. The book “The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries 1606 – 1968” (Reprinted 2004), by John E. Snyder was also used as a reference during the data development process.

These datasets are updated as needed when more accurate data becomes available or municipal annexations occur. The polygons delineated in this data set do not represent legal boundaries and should not be used as such.

Upcoming Changes

The New Jersey Office of GIS plans to publish updated municipality and county boundaries and centroid data on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

A major data content change is the consolidation of Pine Valley Borough into Pine Hill Borough in Camden County, which became effective January 1, 2022.

The attribute data for both counties and municipalities include several schema changes, as listed below. Anyone with application dependencies on the data services should prepare to adjust to these changes.

Schema changes in municipality data:

  • Field CENSUS2010 is deprecated. In this release the field will be present, with null contents. The field will be removed during the next schema change.
  • Field POP2020 is added, same type and size as POP2010
  • Field POPDEN2020 is added, same type and size as POPDEN2010

Schema changes in county data:

  • Field POP2020 is added, same type and size as POP2010
  • Field POPDEN2020 is added, same type and size as POPDEN2010

Services affected are listed below. The ArcGIS Online services also are the authoritative source for data downloads.

Test Services (currently contain changes mentioned above, to be removed by Wednesday, August 31, 2022)

REST

County Boundaries Test (NJ State Plane): https://mapstest.nj.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Framework/Government_Boundaries/MapServer/1

Municipal Boundaries Test (NJ State Plane): https://mapstest.nj.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Framework/Government_Boundaries/MapServer/2

Hosted layers on AGO (for high demand use cases)

NOTE: The test services below are for users to test configuration with web maps and applications before the production rollout.

County Centroids Test (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_County_Centroids_3424_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Centroids Test (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/Municipal_Centroids_of_NJ_3424_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

County Boundaries Test (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Counties_3424_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Boundaries Test (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Municipal_Boundaries_3424_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

County Centroids Test (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_County_Centroids_3857_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Centroids Test (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/Municipal_Centroids_of_NJ_3857_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

County Boundaries Test (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Counties_3857_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municpal Boundaries Test (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Municipalities_3857_TEST_ONLY/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Production Services (to be updated on Tuesday, August 23, 2022)

REST

County Boundaries (NJ State Plane): https://maps.nj.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Framework/Government_Boundaries/MapServer/1

Municipal Boundaries (NJ State Plane): https://maps.nj.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Framework/Government_Boundaries/MapServer/2

Hosted layers on AGO (for high demand use cases)

County Centroids (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_County_Centroids_3424/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Centroids (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/Municipal_Centroids_of_NJ_3424/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

County Boundaries (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Counties_3424/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Boundaries (NJ State Plane)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Municipal_Boundaries_3424/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

County Centroids (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_County_Centroids_3857/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Centroids (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/Municipal_Centroids_of_NJ_3857/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

County Boundaries (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Counties_3857/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data

Municipal Boundaries (Web Mercator)
Service URL: https://services2.arcgis.com/XVOqAjTOJ5P6ngMu/ArcGIS/rest/services/NJ_Municipalities_3857/FeatureServer/0
Download on NJGIN Open Data