Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA),
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis


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  New Jersey Landscapes:
A Landscape Architect's Perspective
 
     
 

Project Leader: David Tulloch
Semester: Spring 2007


New Jersey is known as the Garden State with good reason. New Jersey's built landscapes provide a rich series of experiences for those interested in design, culture, history, or natural landscapes. However, in the most densely populated state in the country, hidden in our maze of municipalities and highways can be a great challenge. In partnership with the NJASLA and the ASLA, this resource has been developed by the Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture and the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis.

 

     

 
PROJECT GOAL

The intent of this project was to help as many people as possible to discover more of New Jersey's great landscapes. Many of these landscapes are exceptional examples of landscape architecture crafted by local firms or internationally renowned designers. Others are natural. Still others are curious, or culturally unique. But all are notable experiences and the goal of this project is to help more people enjoy them.

  DATA DEVELOPMENT

Over a 2 year period, a list of nearly 300 landscapes has been developed that can help landscape architectural tourists. Formal development of the dataset began with identifying every ASLA and NJASLA award winning landscape design. Additionally, Olmsted projects throughout New Jersey were added. Other formal and informal lists were used as reources to add to our database, and then our project team began the process of geolocating as many of the projects as possible.

As of June 2008 the database had 272 geolocated places. Many have not been confirmed, and a few are not open to the public. More importantly, New Jersey has countless more examples of professional landscape architecture and a seemingly infinite collection of ecologically and culturally significant sites. The criteria for choosing sites to include (and exclude) are deliberately vague to make this version of the list inclusive.

  THE MAP
The materials on this web page are presented as intermediate work products, but already these should be quite useful. The dataset is provided for the public as both a map and useable dataset. The dataset includes multiple data fields even though some may only be useful to the project team or specialists.

PROJECT SUPPORT
This project is made possible through the generosity of the ASLA, NJASLA, Rutgers Department of Landscape Architecture and Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing.





GALLERY
MAP: New Jersey Landscapes
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Google Earth geospatial data visualization
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CONTACT

David Tulloch
Associate Director, Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA)
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
dtulloch@crssa.rutgers.edu


 
 


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