GIS Data Download Sites
Local and Regional (North Carolina) Data ResourcesMany county and city governments allow data downloads from their websites. For the most current local data links, go to the Counties or Cities pages.
North Carolina Data SourcesMany public download sites for statewide datasets are listed on the webpages found linked under the Libraries Geodata Collection.
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Permits
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnerships - Maps and Data
Coastal Management - Maps and data downloads
NC Dams Program - Click the date link under the heading "North Carolina Dam Inventory"
Waste Management: Map | Data
Water Resources - Maps and data downloads
Ambient Monitoring System
Animal Feeding Operations Unit: Map | Data
Biological Assessment Data
Ecosystem Enhancement Program
Estuarine Monitoring Team
Land Applications: Map | Data
Monitoring Coalition Program
NPDES Wastewater Permitting and Compliance Program - Data is under the "Permit Info" tab
Stormwater Permitting: Map | Data
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey
Water Quality Monitoring Data (STORET)
Water Resources - Groundwater database
Topographic Map Indexes - 1:24,000, 1:100,000 and 1:250,000 scale index maps from the Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources.
NC Geodetic Survey - Numerous GIS and GPS resources and tools.
Geodetic Monuments -Zoom in on the map to view and pull up data details.
NC Coastal Atlas
NC LIDAR Data download - Includes QL2 (2 points/meter) circa 2010's and legacy data circa early 2000's. Sign up for an NCID to log in if you don't already have one.
State Data Center
U.S. Data Sources
USGS National Map
USDA Geospatial Data Gateway
USGS Water Resources
US Fish and Wildlife Services
US Census Bureau Maps and Data
NOAA National Weather Service
USGS Links to Maps and Other Products
Global and/or International Data
Open Street Map
GEOSS international geospatial data and services portal
UN Food and Agriculture Organization GeoNetwork
Global Change Master Directory
Ordinance Survey OpenData - Government site, free access to selected datasets
GoGeo - Crowdsourced data
China Data Center