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“A statewide standardized parcel dataset is an incredibly valuable resource for a wide range of applications. North Carolina was an early national leader in land records automation, and completion of this parcel project puts the state back among the top five states for standardized, accessible parcel data.”

-- Nancy von Meyer, national expert on cadastral data and standards


The State of North Carolina developed an online tool for integrating parcel boundaries from county sources. The NC Parcels Transformer translates parcel data from all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians into a data set with standard data fields for display and analysis across county boundaries. The grant project, funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, created an efficient platform that has been expanded to a statewide parcel data resource. Results are accessible through the EPA Exchange Network. Data are also available through the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal as web services and downloadable geographic data.

The statewide resource informs decisions in economic development, emergency management, transportation planning, land development, utility management, public health, and forestry to name a few applications. For example:

  • Next Generation 911 will require accurate data about location, including parcels and site addresses, integrated across jurisdictional boundaries, to match with emergency service areas.
  • Businesses are benefiting from the collection of parcels across county boundaries. For example, Duke Energy uses parcels to determine land ownership when creating and maintaining utility rights-of-way and when engineering new power lines.
  • Current parcel data for coastal counties are now available from NC OneMap in the event of a hurricane that interrupts county data operations.
  • The US Census Bureau is applying NC parcel boundaries to improve Census boundaries and using parcel site addresses to support a complete count of NC residents.

Parcel data workflow



 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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