Welcome to the new Boyd's Maps Forum!

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  1. Boyd

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    A huge thank you to Ben for creating this new forum! :)

    Stay tuned for more information about boydsmaps online, where you'll soon be able to access all 11 of my own maps plus 24 additional sources in your web browser.

    You can also use this forum to discuss the downloadable maps from https://boydsmaps.com
     
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    Quick update: There's now a full-screen button in map preview mode, it's the icon right below the zoom buttons. Click and the map will fill your screen edge-to-edge. Click again or press the ESC key to return to regular view.

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    Here's an example from my 1920x1080 screen.

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    Another new feature has been added to the map - a "help" button [ ? ]. Click, and the site's help pages will open in a new tab.

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    You may notice another new feature in both the preview and full versions. The map name is now shown with the other data at the bottom left of the screen.

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    Here's a note for existing users: looking into some details, I found that the site would require you to login again after 14 days have passed. The only way you would realize that you aren't logged in is that you'd get the preview map instead of the full-featured map. I just changed this default, so you should be able to stay logged in for 90 days (as long as you check the "remember me" box). However, the new 90-day limit won't go into effect until the next time you login. In the coming days, you may find that you have to login again since the old 14-day limit will kick in. But the next time you login, the 90-day limit should be in effect.

    If you like, you can logout now: https://online.boydsmaps.com/logout

    Then login again, and you should be good for the next 90 days: https://online.boydsmaps.com/login/

    Since this is a new change to the site software, let me know if you have any problems.
     
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    A new map featuring tax parcels overlaid on the NJ 2015 aerials is now available, you'll see it on the menu as "Parcels in the Pines Pro" - sorry, couldn't resist ;) This new map is based on the same 2014 tax parcel data as my older map. NJGIN no longer offers parcel downloads and creating the original dataset was a huge project.

    The old map had 285,000 parcels within the official Pinelands boundaries. This map has 1.2 million parcels covering all of Southern NJ. The old map (on the left below) went a little farther North, but the new one is much larger. Just for fun, I included my proprietary dataset of 1700 historical structures on levels 16 and 17. The new map also includes my HD unpaved road data.

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    This was a big data processing job involving many hours of rendering time. I wanted to go in one more click to level 18, and have all the data, but it was just too much to handle. Not terribly happy with how this turned out, I think the text is hard to read. But our loyal beta testers felt it was usable... we'll see if they still agree now that it's finished. ;) Here are a few samples.

    https://online.boydsmaps.com/viewer/#14/39.7627/-74.4022/parcelsPro-x
    https://online.boydsmaps.com/viewer/#17/39.62729/-74.65024/parcelsPro-x
    https://online.boydsmaps.com/viewer/#16/39.3066/-75.1214/parcelsPro-x
    https://online.boydsmaps.com/viewer/#16/39.9829/-74.8392/parcelsPro-x

    ...And as long as I have your attention... why haven't you setup your account yet? ;) Registration is free for all NJPB members and only takes a few seconds. There's nothing to download or install. Stop wasting your time with my terrible old LIDAR map at NJPB! :D Step up to the HD version and 4 more flavors of LIDAR imagery. All 12 of my maps are there, along with 24 maps from other sources: https://online.boydsmaps.com/register-and-login/
     
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    Boyd, something wrong with site. Main topo comes up, but nothing else and can't move map with mouse.
     
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    When that happens, you are not logged in - notice that it says "boydsmaps online preview" at the bottom left. Clicking the question mark button explains this.

    As I mentioned before, the site was forcing you to login every 14 days. I changed that to 90 days now, so login again and you should be good for another three months. :) https://online.boydsmaps.com/login/
     
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    Boyd, I have just been going over the maps on your new forum. I know I've said it before and I'll say it again, your maps excellent. It's plain to see that this project was a lot of hard work. So one big THANK YOU from me.
     
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    Thanks Don, I'm glad you like it! :)