NJSEA-MERI Team Takes First Place in GIS Mapping Contest!

Left to right: Jeff Zielinski, Brian Wlodawski, Michael Stepowyj, Fawzia Shapiro

Congratulations to the joint New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) – Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) team that took First Place in the 30th Annual New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection GIS Mapping Contest in the “Small Format” category!

The team consists of MERI’s Brian Wlodawski and Michael Stepowyj and the NJSEA’s Fawzia Shapiro and Jeff Zielinski. They created an Open Space map of the Meadowlands District as part of the Authority’s participation in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). The map delineates parkland, natural areas and other open spaces as well as special flood hazard areas.

Through the NJSEA’s participation in CRS, property owners, businesses and tenants located in Special Flood Hazard Areas within the Meadowlands District are eligible for discounts on National Flood Insurance Program policies issued through FEMA. The discounts are applicable when property owners purchase or renew their policies.

View the map here


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