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Discover NC's Geospatial Data!

Visit the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal.  The Geospatial Portal is a one-stop source for North Carolina's geospatial data.  Users can also discover data from around the nation.

The Geospatial Portal can be used to download data or to stream data through a web service directly into a user's desktop or web application.  Keyword searches and searches by spatial extent make it easy to find content in a user's area-of-interest.  The launch of the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal represents a major advancement in supporting data sharing and access.

Preview data in the new viewer called Data Explorer.  The Data Explorer is a map-based application that enables users to intuitively search for, discover and view geospatial data.  The search results in the Data Explorer are the same ones found in the Geospatial Portal, but you may add map services to the new online map.

Data Use Policy

Geospatial data content and map services provided directly from the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal are free to download and use without restriction.  For more information, see here.

Feature Name Changes in North Carolina

The NC Board on Geographic Names (NCBGN) reviews requests and makes recommendations for feature name changes in North Carolina. Features may include streams and other surface waters, places, mountains and other features, but not roads. Upon approval of the SMAC, the NCBGN forwards the recommendations to the US Board on Geographic Names. Upon approval of the USBGN, the federal Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), the official names repository for the United States, is updated to reflect the changes.

List of Feature Name Changes handled by NCBGN since its inception.

Database managers are strongly encouraged to update existing geospatial datasets to reflect the approved name changes. For more information about the NCBGN and how to request name changes, see the NCBGN web page.


For tips on finding datasets and resources in North Carolina for regional planning, see issue paper titled Geospatial Data for Regional Planning.

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State and Federal Government Mapping Services

State and federal government agencies create and manage geospatial data and support applications to enable public access to important information on the environment, economic development, wildlife management, transportation, waste management and more.

Economic Development
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 News Minimize
Feb '16 - 2015 Imagery Online
The 2015 orthoimagery is now available from the NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal. Read on for all of the details. read more ...
July '15 - NC Parcels Contains All Counties

North Carolina now has a parcel data set that includes all 100 counties and areas comprising the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians.

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Feb '15 - New counties added to NC Parcels

36 counties have recently been added to NC Parcels. 

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Feb '15 - 2014 Imagery Online

The 2014 orthoimagery is now available from the NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal. Read on for all of the details.

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Dec '14 - Statewide Addresses now available
2014 address points are now available for download and as a web service from the GeoSpatial Portal. read more ...
Aug '14 - Larger areas of imagery available for download
We have doubled the amount of imagery that is available in a single download. read more ...
Feb '14 - 2013 Imagery Online
The imagery for 25 counties in the Eastern Piedmont region is now available as a region-wide image service and for download in areas of interest. Visit the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal or watch the video to see a demo of how to access the new imagery.
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Nov '13 - Elevation Data now available
Elevation data are now from NC OneMap as a web service and a download. read more ...

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