Boyds Map of New Jersey 2012 Map

Map InfoMap Information

Created By: Boyd
Page Last Updated: December 11th, 2011 3:12pm
Map Coverage:
North: 41.4446°
West: 75.7645° East: 73.8348°
South: 38.8952°
Country: United States
State: New Jersey
Price: Free

Topographic Data Street Data Trail Data Point of Interest Data PC Version Available Easy Installer Available Universal Installer Mac Version Available Works With Garmin



This highly detailed topo map covers the entire state of New Jersey with portions of adjacent states, and is compatible with all Garmin mapping GPS receivers. It's the next generation of Boyd's Map of New Jersey/GS edition which was previously available from GPSFileDepot.



New Features of the 2012 Version


Universal download – same version may be installed on both Windows and Macintosh computers. This map uses Garmin's new gmap format which does not rely on the Windows registry and is cross-platform compatible.

Compatible with older devices – the previous version did not display text correctly on units such as the eTrex Legend/Vista and GPSMap 60 series. Text display has been corrected in the 2012 version and performance has also been increased for faster zooming and panning.

NJDEP 2007 Land Use / Land Cover Data – provides more accurate representation of forest cover, water features, suburban development and industrial sites.

Map tiles based on USGS 24k quads – the map has been “sliced” into small tiles corresponding with the names and boundaries of USGS 24k topo maps. Individual tiles range in size from about 200KB to 1.5MB, making the map more compatible with older GPS devices that have limited internal memory. The previous version consisted of 35 large tiles while the 2012 version has 279 small tiles. Smaller map tiles also result in better performance on the GPS receiver.

NJDOT classified county routes – route numbers are now displayed with an icon on the road. These numbers, not available on other maps, have  been added by hand-editing the map data.

More accurate roads – many errors have been corrected and many more unpaved roads have been added using NJ 2007 aerial imagery.

Hiking trails – trails have been added where data was available. New data includes the Appalachian trail, Batona Trail, Belleplain State Forest, Byrne State Forest and others.

High resolution LIDAR DEM data – where available, 1/9 arc-second NED LIDAR DEM data has been used to generate contours. This data has a source resolution of about 10 feet per pixel, and in conjunction with small contour intervals, reveals much detail than other maps.

Works with City Navigator® - if both maps are enabled, the full search, routing and guidance information from City Navigator® will be available while Boyd’s Map is displayed on the screen



Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

• Garmin Basecamp 2.08 or newer

• Garmin Mapsource 6.14.1 or newer

• Garmin nRoute and older versions of Mapsource using MapReverseConverter


MacOS X 10.4 or newer

Garmin Basecamp 2.1.2 or newer



Download Universal (Mac & PC) Version [151MB] (3202 Downloads)



First, install Garmin Basecamp unless Mapsource is already installed on your computer. Basecamp is available at

After downloading, right-click the .zip file and choose "Extract All...". Double-click the file named Windows Installer.exe and follow the instructions. The maps will now be available for viewing in Basecamp or Mapsource, where they may also be sent to your GPS device.

To remove the map from your computer, use the Programs and Features control panel (Windows 7 and Vista) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP). Select Boyds Map of NJ 2012 from the list of programs and click the Uninstall button.



First, install Garmin Basecamp if it is not already on your computer. Basecamp is available here (MacOSX 10.5.8 or newer req'd):

For older versions of MacOSX, use this version of Basecamp:

After downloading, double-click the .zip file to extract the compressed files. Double-click the file named Boyds Map of NJ 2012.gmapi. Follow the prompts for Garmin MapManager to install the map. After installation the map can be viewed with Basecamp and sent to your GPS device with MapInstall.

To remove the map from your computer, run the Garmin MapManager program (found in your Applications folder). Select Boyds Map of NJ 2012 and choose File > Delete Map.


Partial List of Data Sources

Appalachian Trail Conservancy GIS Data

Atlantic County NJ Preserved Open Space 2008

Burlington County NJ Open Space 2010

Guy Thompson's Pine Barrens Points of Interest

NJDEP 2007 Land Use/Land Cover Data

NJDEP 2007/2008 Digital Orthophotography

NJDEP State Forest Trail Maps

NJDEP Open Space

NJDEP Placenames

NPS Park Boundaries

PA DNR Open Space

NJDOT County Map Series

USGS National Elevation Dataset 1/3 arc-second DEM

USGS National Elevation Dataset 1/9 arc-second LIDAR DEM

USGS National Hydrology Database

USGS 24k DRG Maps

USGS National Land Cover Dataset

US Census Bureau TIGER/Line® Shapefiles

US Census Bureau GNIS Place Names


Boyd's Map of New Jersey 2012 License Agreement

Please read this license carefully. By installing this map on your computer and/or GPS device, you are agreeing to all of its terms. This map is copyright © Boyd Ostroff, 2011.

You are permitted to install this map on any computers or GPS devices that you own for personal, non-commercial use. You may also redistribute this map for non-commercial purposes provided that all files contained in the distribution folder, including this agreement, are included. You may not include this map or any part of it as part of a commercial product for sale. You may not create derivative works from the data in this map. Any use of this map for purposes other than those described above requires the written consent of the author.

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty.  In no event will the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

No claims are made as to the accuracy of the data contained in this map and the user assumes all risks associated with its use. This map is intended for reference, educational and recreational purposes only. The author will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies and no responsibility is assumed for damages or other liabilities due to the accuracy, availability, use or misuse of the data presented.

Boyd Ostroff


*Garmin®, MapSource® , BaseCamp® and City Navigator® are registered trademarks of Garmin, Ltd. or its subsidiaries.