The Highlands Council GIS staff provides access to its GIS data in a variety of formats for use by the general public as well as GIS professionals.

November 2016: The Highlands Interactive Maps and access to GIS data files have been updated. Our new platforms offer new user interfaces, updated datasets and enhanced integration with other state data sources. Help files are available within the tools and additional assistance is available by contacting the Highlands GIS team at

Interactive Map and HDC Estimator

The Highlands Interactive Map is an online tool designed to allow users to explore various features of the New Jersey Highlands Region using Highlands-specific as well as state-wide data sources. The HDC Estimator allows users to produce a report indicating how many Highlands Development Credits a particular parcel may be eligible to receive. 

Please be advised: The HDC Estimator is provided for informational purposes only. Any reports generated using this tool do not constitute a formal  Highlands Development Credit Allocation from the Highlands Council.

GIS Data

The Highlands Council provides the following data and tools for use by GIS professionals.