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Web Map Service (WMS)
NC OneMap relies on Web Map Services (WMS) to bring data together from multiple hosts. NC OneMap partners establish a WMS from their servers. This Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard allows data to be created and stored in numerous proprietary software configurations (ESRI, MapInfo, Intergraph, etc), but is viewable by all.


Two-way Exchange

Web Map Services are a two-way exchange: both to and from NC OneMap. Partners can choose to stream data from NC OneMap into a desktop application in their workplace. A benefit for GIS professionals is that raster and vector data from another web service can be loaded into your desktop software (provided it can read WMS) and used as a static backdrop graphic. The advantage to using a WMS map service from NC OneMap is that the data is served “live” and should be the most current data available.

Data Catalog
Use the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal to discover, preview, and copy/paste map service URLs into your own applications (ArcMap, Gaia, etc.). This feature allows you to access and use shared data sets in your applications without a copy physically residing on your computer.


 News Minimize
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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