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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

  • webpage link GIS Website - Go here for questions about Wake County GIS
  • mapping site link Online Mapping - Generate custom maps, owner and address search, more
  • download link Data Download - Use GIS software to view, map, and analyze




  • 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.

    Access to the Geodata Server requires a valid UNITY ID by NCSU affiliated users only.
    Off-campus users: proxy link to '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

    Tip: With Internet Explorer, go to the "Page" menu and select "Open FTP site in Windows Explorer."




    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




    Go to the Libraries County GIS Page