Updated NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal and 2012 Coastal Imagery Now Available
6/3/2013 10:12 AM
Exciting news as the NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal now includes new functionality, one of which enables the download of the 2012 coastal imagery created from the NC Orthoimagery Project. Geoportal Enhancements:
The NC OneMap team is pleased to announce the following additions to the Geoportal:
2012 Coastal Imagery:
- An updated resource list now appears on the Home tab. This showcases the most recent items that have been added or existing ones that have been recently updated in the Geoportal. Users can also subscribe to an RSS feed outlining the updated resources (no need to visit the Geoportal to see the updates).
- On the Search tab, keyword hints now appear as the user types a search string. Clicking on one of the hints completes the string and runs the search. Results appear on the right of the page.
- The Browse tab now features an alphabetical list of all resources in the Geoportal. Within each alphabetical listing users can type in a filter to narrow down what they're looking for.
- Multiple years of imagery can now be downloaded from the Download Imagery tab. Define an area-of-interest on the map and a list of imagery (by year) for that area will appear. Users can preview the imagery before downloading it (click the Preview button), or hover over the year to see the overall spatial extent of that particular imagery collection. Click the checkbox(es) next to the desired year(s), enter your email address, and you'll get an email when your imagery is ready to be downloaded.
The most anticipated addition may be the inclusion of the 2012 coastal imagery. This imagery is of the same resolution, and flown to the same specifications, as the very popular statewide 2010 imagery dataset. The following counties are part of the 2012 imagery project: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington.
Using the 2012 image service is an efficient way to use the imagery on your map or in your application. No need to go back to the Geoportal to download more imagery when you need it. The image service is fast, reliable, and provides the same quality data as offered through the download. For more information you can visit the service REST page. The service is available as an ArcGIS Server service and an OGC WMS.
The 2012 image service is just one of several web services offered by NC OneMap and its partners. You are invited to read more about the map and image services on the new NC OneMap Services website. If you are not familiar with web services, a Frequently Asked Questions section is included on the website.
As the last bullet in the previous section mentioned, the 2012 coastal imagery is downloadable from the Download Imagery tab on the Geoportal website. After defining a download area on the map, select the checkbox next to the year 2012 (and any other desired year), enter your email address, and you will receive an email when the imagery is ready for download.
We hope users will enjoy the improved Geoportal and make use of the 2012 coastal imagery. Of course, any questions can be directed to the NC OneMap Team. We'll be glad to help.