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NC Local GIS Data Archive:
Wake County

County & Municipal GIS Links | Vector Data Holdings | Raster Data Holdings | Additional Data Sources




Wake County Map from Wikimedia Commons

Wake County's GIS Links


Wake County Municipal Government GIS Links:

NCSU Libraries Vector Data Archive

May include feature types such as property ownership parcels, street centerlines, jurisdictional boundaries, districts, zoning, building footprints, land use, and various other layers.

Alert Access to the Geodata Server requires a valid UNITY ID by NCSU affiliated users only.
Off-campus users: This is a proxy link to the 'Wake_County' ftp folder

  • 1996  Data mostly converted from 2000 TIGER
  • 1997  May 1997 parcels polygons only, converted from DXF
  • 1999  Mostly DXF files; Obtained via CD from the county; March 1999
  • 2000  Acquired via CD from the county; February 2000
  • 2001  Downloaded Oct. 2001 from county website
  • 2002  Downloaded May 8, 2002 from county website
  • 2004  Oct. 2004 zoning and public safety data only
  • 2005  Feb. 2005 streets only
  • 2006  Downloaded Sept. 12, 2006 from county website
  • 2007  Downloaded July 25, 2007 from county website
  • 2008  Downloaded July 28, 2008 from county website
  • 2009  Downloaded Jul. 30, 2009 from county website
  • 2010  Downloaded Dec. 16, 2010 from county website
  • 2011  Downloaded Sept. 21, 2011 from county website
  • 2012  Downloaded Feb. 7, 2013 from county website
  • 2013  Acquired from NC Base Data Project, Sept. 2013
  • 2014  Acquired from NC Base Data Project, Sept. 2014

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NCSU Libraries Raster Data Archive

Primarily includes orthophotos (digital aerial photography)

Local/Regional Collections:
NCSU Libraries has orthophotos for Wake County for the following year(s) and formats:

  • 1958 - TIFF
  • 1974 - TIFF
  • 1981 - TIFF
  • 1988 - TIFF
  • 1999 - SID/TIFF
  • 2005 - SID
Contact Data Services for information and access to the data files.


Statewide Collections:



Additional Data Distributed By County

Orthophotos for the following year(s) are available for Wake County from NC OneMap's Raster Download Site:

  • 1999
  • 2005

Wake County contributed street centerline data to NC Street Map on the following date(s):

  • 2008-06-20

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