Geospatial Research Lab

Geospatial Research Lab

Welcome to the GEOspatial Research LAB. Founded by Dr. John Hasse in 2009, the GeoLab explores environmental topics with a laser focus on New Jersey. Our research and interactive maps address land use change, land conservation efforts, sustainable community planning, smart growth, ecological resources and environmental education. 

We are proudly supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F. M. Kirby Foundation, The Nature Conservancy and New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Please explore our current projects below.


NJ MAP is an interactive atlas for ecological resources, environmental education and sustainable communities. The GeoLab created and maintains this free online map viewer to connect NJ citizens, municipalities and advocacy groups with real time geospatial tools to support their planning and conservation efforts.

Organized into a suite of publicly available geospatial tools, each NJ MAP project focuses on a specific New Jersey environmental, land use and sustainability issue. Intended users include Sustainable Jersey Green Teams, municipal planning boards, environmental commissions, land trusts, watershed organizations and concerned citizens among others. The NJ MAP vision is to make statewide GIS data relatable and easy to understand.

Scroll below to see all of our interactive maps and projects!