The dataset is an update of a feature class representing the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve Boundary (PNR). Originally the dataset was created manually by interpreting a text document which described the boundary lines and drafting this information onto mylar using USGS photo quads as a base. In 1994, the coverage was digitized and converted to New Jersey State Plane NAD 83 Feet. In 2002, the boundaries were adjusted to a seamless parcel layer. In 2014/15 the boundaries were adjusted to The State of New Jersey Composite of Parcels Data layer developed by the New Jersey Office of Information Technology and an updated Pinelands Management Area layer to make the lines coincidental where applicable. The composite parcel layer is "In work", so changes made in the composite parcel layer after the release of this data set will not be reflected in this version. The boundaries are intended to provide reasonable representation of the boundaries for planning purposes. They are not survey grade. The current geometry is not static and is prone to change.
The geodetic accuracy and precision of data contained within the coverage has not been developed nor verified by a licensed surveyor and shall not be or is intended to be used in matters requiring delineation of true ground horizontal and/or vertical controls. Acknowledgement of the data set provider, New Jersey Pinelands Commission, would be appreciated for maps, data or other products derived from this data set. See Legal Constraints Use limitation (Distribution Liability) for additional legal disclaimer and the balance of this metadata record for conditions that limit appropriate uses.