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NC Statewide Parcels - We Have Them All

Jul 1

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7/1/2015 12:52 PM  RssIcon

Before you read any further, what are the five most commonly used geospatial data sets that are the most valuable to you? I'll give you ten seconds. Go ahead, name them.

Is "parcels" one of the data layers? For most of you, I bet the answer is "yes."  Along with other popular data sets such as roads, imagery, and hydrography, parcels is used so often in analyses that having it available as a single, publicly available data set would offer tremendous value and convenience to North Carolinians. Through a lot of hard work and perseverance, that data now exists. The NC Parcels project now has data from all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and includes 65 standardized attribute fields. Every county has seen the value in aggregating this data and has agreed to share their parcel information for the betterment of the state.

parcel data screenshot

The parcel data is served from the NC OneMap servers hosted by the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, and as such, is freely available online in hundreds of projections as map or feature services. For those instances when projects require using the data offline, the parcel data is also available for download (by county) in shapefile format. Users can also access the information in many open formats including WMS, WFS, KML, and KMZ.

Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government while providing accurate information is what NC OneMap is all about. The development of statewide data sets such as this not only saves tax payer dollars, it also lowers the cost of doing business in North Carolina. State agencies, such as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture, along with educational institutions and private business can now leverage this online resource rather than collect this data themselves.

Get information about the NC Parcels project or more detailed information about the data on the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal (use search term "parcels").

As always, we love constructive feedback so feel free to contact us.

3 comment(s) so far...

Re: NC Statewide Parcels - We Have Them All

Good work, everyone! I know this was not an easy task, but will prove tremendously valuable going forward.

By Matt Paré on   7/2/2015 2:27 PM

Re: NC Statewide Parcels - We Have Them All

Such a data set is trustworthy and capable of producing reliable Geospatial products. It will save the would be users time and other resources in the process of data acquiry, use and generation.

By Austine Okanga on   10/13/2015 10:52 AM

Re: NC Statewide Parcels - We Have Them All

Nice work NCONEMAP. I'm proud to live in one of the most forward thinking states with regard to GIS.

By Rob Floyd on   2/9/2016 1:03 PM

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