Projects

  • NJ MAP (Municipal Asset Profiler)
    Our newest project currently under development with support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, will integrate the latest technology in automated web-based mapping to provide detailed land use and environmental information to local municipal stakeholders.
  • Changing Landscapes in the Garden State
    A detailed analyses of New Jersey’s land resources and how they have changed over the past several decades. This report inventories how development is occurring largely in a sprawling pattern and how open spaces are subsequently being lost.
  • New Jersey Land Use Change Viewer
    The New Jersey Land Change Viewer allows you to explore the data behind the Changing Landscapes report and view animated maps that show the progression of development and the loss of open space.

  • NJ National Guard Intern Program
    Using satellite-enabled cameras and survey equipment, Rowan University geography students and Rowan GIS specialist John Reiser are mapping the New Jersey National Guard facilities throughout the state. This project was recently featured on Rowan’s home page.
  • NJ National Guard Environmental Intern Program
    Beginning January 2013, the GeoLab will begin working with NJARNG, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (EMB) to maintain and implement environmental compliance practices throughout New Jersey.
  • Evidence of Persistent Exclusionary Effects of Land Use Policy within Historic and Projected Development Patterns in New Jersey
    Analysis of residential and non-residential land use development patterns to explore the effects of New Jersey’s current land management policies and the persistence of exclusionary zoning influences.
  • DoubleTake (Seward Johnson) exhibit maps
  • Analysis of Light Rail Alternatives
    Analysis of the geographic factors that will influence the success of the commuter transit alternatives currently proposed for Southern New Jersey and a detailed station location analysis in Glassboro.
  • Impervious Cap & Trade – A proposal for an alternate approach to TDR
    A conceptual framework [PDF] for an innovative approach to Transferable Development Rights (TDR) that utilizes an impervious surface cap and trade system to better integrate environmental management with smart growth and sustainability land planning objectives.
  • Geospatial Indices of Urban Sprawl
    So what is sprawl anyway?  Professor John Hasse’s ground breaking research provides a GIS framework for understanding the development patterns that create undesirable outcomes in land use.
  • Student Geovisualization Projects
    Rowan students utilize geovisualization tools to create 3D digital models of buildings as well as dynamic photo-mosaics of campus art displays.