Wake County GIS Data

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Wake County


Overview

Wake County Geographic Information Systems Services maintains an extensive database of features and attributes that can be freely downloaded.

List of all of NCSU Libraries' Wake County data holdings - For questions about archived data, contact Data Services.



Digital Orthophotos

NCSU Libraries has Wake County digital orthophoto holdings as summarized below:

YearFormatSourceNotesIndexAccess
1938TIFFUSDA via UNC LibrariesNot GeoreferencedUNC Google Earth IndexUNC, NCSU*
1958TIFFWake CoAA_OLD_TAX_GRID_NAD83.shp in folderNCSU*
1959TIFFUSDA via UNC LbrariesNot GeoreferencedUNC Google Earth Index, TIFF scansUNC, NCSU*
1971TIFFUSDA via UNC LbrariesNot GeoreferencedUNC Google Earth Index, TIFF scansUNC, NCSU*
1974TIFFWake CoAA_OLD_TAX_GRID_NAD83.shp
in folder
NCSU*
1981TIFFWake Co1981 and later may be viewed on IMaps0_OLD_TAX_GRID_NAD83.shp
in folder
NCSU*
1988TIFFWake Co0_OLD_TAX_GRID_NAD83.shp
in folder
NCSU*
1993variousUSGSStatewide collection, B/W. See DOQQ page
1998SIDUSGSStatewide collection, Color IR. See DOQQ page
1999TIFF, SIDWake CoColor & B/W,
stored in "Disk" folders
index shapefiles or PDF Ortho Grid
from Wake downloads
NCSU*
2002ECWUSGSOnly Raleigh, North and West. See Urban High-Res page
2004SIDCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleighindex shapefileNCSU*
2005TIFF, SIDWake CoColor & B/W.
Contact Data Services for TIFFs
index shapefiles or PDF Ortho Grid
from Wake downloads
NCSU*
2006SIDCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleighindex shapefileNCSU*
2007SIDCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleighindex shapefileNC OneMap
NCSU*
2008TIFFCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleigh, 6" resolutionindex shapefileNCSU*
2009TIFFCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleigh, 6" resolutionindex shapefileNCSU*
2010TIFF, SIDWake Co,
NC OneMap
Subset of statewide flight,
NCSU has IR band and neighboring county TIFFs, 6" resolution
index shapefilesNC OneMap
NCSU*
2011TIFF, SIDCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleigh, 6" resolutionindex shapefileNCSU*
2012TIFFCity of RaleighExtent is just Raleigh, 6" resolutionindex shapefileNCSU*

NCSU*: Unless otherwise noted, Wake County imagery may be accessed via mapped drive or downloaded by NCSU affiliates from the Geodata Server:

  • If the extent is all of Wake County, go to \localgov\Wake_County\ in the corresponding folder
  • If the collection was provided by City of Raleigh, with an extent of just Raleigh, go to \localgov\Raleigh\
Contact Data Services if you have any further questions.

Other orthophoto options are discussed on the Digital Aerial Imagery and Orthophotographs page.



Public Download

Digital orthophotos (MrSID compressed) and vector feature data may be downloaded by the public from the Wake County Geographic Information Services site.



Online Mapping

Wake County and Raleigh City iMAPS allows interactive access to parcel and other GIS data.




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