Forsyth County GIS Data

Feature Data Layers obtained Spring 2000

The following county-wide feature data layers are available for Forsyth County. The data are in shapefile format, State Plane 1983/feet. The data were obtained in spring 2000. Time stamps for individual files vary.

Feature Data

ShapefileDescriptionFile Size (mb)Brief MetadataFile Date
beltwayBeltway (polygon)0.07beltway.txt5/19/99
citypsCity Boundaries0.38cityps.txt3/20/00
cntylineCounty Line0.13cntyline.txt7/14/99
ctracCensus Tract1.4ctrac.txt4/14/99
fcindexElevation Contours (10')345n/a11/10/99
firepsFire Districts0.73fireps.txt2/21/00
firestFire Stations0.01firest.txt9/24/99
floodFlood Zones12.9flood.txt2/12/98
str_allBuilding Footprints45.3str_all.txt8/13/99
streetsStreet Centerlines11.7streets.txt3/21/00
udoudo (zoning?)2.9udo.txt8/13/99
utilpsUtility Lines0.14utilps.txt2/21/00
voteVoting Districts1.4vote.txt8/13/99
wardsWinston-Salem Wards0.18wards.txt8/13/99

Other Data: Various annotation layers associated with the feature data are also available.

Digital Orthophotos

As of the Spring 2000, digital orthophoto flights had been most recently done in March 1997. The original data are in BIL format data is available as 530 images, 24 mb per image, all at 200' scale. MrSID compressed versions (28:1) are available as individual files. The uncompressed BIL data is not yet available through the Libraries. Data availability is shown below:

Forsyth County Orthophotos

An image index shapefile (indexall.shp) for the county is available on the Geodata server at (data are in State Plane 1983/feet).

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