Geographical Information System
Geographical Information System, GIS, is a sophisticated computer mapping tool.
The GIS of the Department of Planning and Economic Development provides support to all departments of County Government. For example, GIS is used on a daily basis to determine critical environmental sites, farmland preservation analysis, dangerous intersections, hurricane evacuation, and public safety, among other planning initiatives.
In addition, the GIS can assist local government with data acquisition, mapping, and analytical services. Several data sets are available through download or CD-ROM.
- Soils (USDA SSURGO)
- Permanently Preserved Farmland
- Permanently Preserved Open Space
- Land Use/ Land Cover
- 2009 Streets and Roads
- Rail Roads
- County Boundary
- Municipal Boundaries
- Census Tracts
- Census Data (Tabular Only)
Note: Digital Aerial Orthophotography and Parcel data are available through the New Jersey Geographic Information Network (NJGIN) at njgin.state.nj.us. Also, additional environmental data, such as wetlands, hydrology, geology, and other topics are available from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at www.state.nj.us/dep/gis.
ARC/EXPLORER, a free viewer that allows data to be viewed, is available at www.state.nj.us/dep/gis or www.esri.com.
Data requests can be made via email or by phone to:
Cumberland County of Cumberland Office of Planning and Development
Anthony J Buono, Jr.
For more information about GIS: What is GIS?