Participants: MERI, Bergen County Municipalities: Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Rutherford, South Hackensack, Teterboro; and Hudson County Municipalities: Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen and Secaucus.
|Services Provided||Parties Involved||Status|
|Development of custom ArcServer/web-mapping applications||MERI-GIS Group & member municipalities||GIS data layers are accessed through these web-mapping services – Version 1.0 has been released to District towns & will be trained continuously through 2010.|
|Feature class/data development||MERI-GIS Group & member municipalities||Data continuously updated – specifically, parcel & owner information (Owner information is up-to-date as of 2009)|
|GPSing of Municipal assets||MERI-GIS Group & member municipalities||The GIS Group and members of the Fleet Vehicle Division are capturing all municipal assets (i.e. catch basins, outfalls, manholes, etc.). The GIS Department is working on 2 pilot towns (East Rutherford & Secaucus) in assisting these municipalities in mapping critical utilities.|
|Training of Municipal Staff||MERI-GIS Group & member municipalities||All 13 towns have completed training to use the GIS tools provided by MERI – Jersey City will come on-line as soon as all data layers are complete|
The GIS Group has been proactive with the member municipalities, specifically in the capture of critical data through the use of hand-held GPS units (shown below). For example, fire hydrants of a town can be mapped to show their location and integrity. Other projects that the GIS group has been been working on are assisting the Rutherford Shade Tree Committee and the Ridgefield Environmental Commission in inventoring their shade trees. This project will last through 2011.
In addition to the data collection and field work provided, an array of web applications are created for the municipalities to view geo-spatial information on the web. The data can be accessed through the following URL at http://meri.njmeadowlands.gov/GIS/maps.php.
The completion of each town’s data collection was divided into four phases:
Phase 1 – Carlstadt, Moonachie, Secaucus, Teterboro
Phase 2 – East Rutherford, Little Ferry, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Rutherford
Phase 3 – Kearny, Lyndhurst, North Bergen, South Hackensack
Phase 4 – Jersey City
Number of Towns completed as of October 2010: 14 Towns
|Municipality||Phase Completed||Completed (Year)||GIS Complete||Training|
|East Rutherford||Phase 2||2004/2005||X||X||X|
|Little Ferry||Phase 2||2004/2005||X||X||X|
|North Arlington||Phase 2||2004/2005||X||X||X|
|South Hackensack||Phase 3||2006/2007||X||X||X|
|Municipality||Phase Completed||Completed (Year)||GIS Complete||Training
|Jersey City||Phase 4||2010||X||X||X|
|North Bergen||Phase 3||2006/2007||X||X||X|