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NJDEP State Owned, Protected Open Space and Recreation Areas in New Jersey (Version 200812)
This data set contains protected open space and recreation areas owned in fee simple interest by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Types of property in this data layer include parcels such as parks, forests, historic sites, natural areas and wildlife management areas. The data was derived from a variety of source maps including tax maps, surveys and even hand-drafted boundary lines on USGS topographic maps. These source materials vary in scale and level of accuracy. Due to the varied mapped sources and methods of data capture, this data set is limited in its ability to portray all open space lands accurately, particularly the parcels purchased prior to 1991.
To provide Natural and Historic Resource Divisions in NJDEP with a manageable, graphic inventory of state owned and protected open space throughout New Jersey. It serves as a valuable tool in land acquisition decisions and is NOT to be used for describing actual or true property ownership title.
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This state open space coverage was created to assist in open space planning/acquisition efforts. This information is NOT to be used for describing actual or true property ownership title nor may it be used as an accurate depiction of the geographic extent of earlier purchased parcels. Green Acres encourages notification of inaccuracies or omissions found in the data. Please read the Mapping Methodologies listed in SUPPLEMENTAL SECTION prior to using the data set to better understand limitations and intended use. Data Distribution Agreement (NJDEP) Agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the following: I. Description of Data to be Provided The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions: Subject Data Layers For all data contained herein, (NJDEP) makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form. II. Terms of Agreement 1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs. 2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying Mapping_methodology.doc. Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact. 3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data. 4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer: "This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized." 5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work. Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.
open space, protected land, recreation area, green acres, state, parks, forests, fee simple, wildlife management areas, historic sites
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Green Acres
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