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Learn about important ongoing initiatives
of the statewide GIS community

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Discover North Carolina Geospatial Data

 Federal Interagency Committee Minimize

The North Carolina Federal Interagency Committee (FIC) was created to coordinate data activities within North Carolina between Federal agencies and other geographic data users and distributors represented on the GICC.

Federal agencies, together with State and Local governmental units, contribute to GIS partnerships that can only be fully and practically utilized with a statewide focus and cooperative effort. The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) provides guidelines for acquiring, processing, storing, distributing and increasing the utilization of geographic data. To maximize benefits and minimize redundancy of data activities, procedures for distribution, standards, funding and data collection should involve coordination with Federal agencies operating in the state.

All federal employees are welcome to participate in the FIC, whether or not they currently use geographic information systems in their workplace. To sign up for the FIC list serv (news, announcements, peer-to-peer problem solving), click here.  For tips on using this list serv, click here.

Federal Land Ownership Dataset

The NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council (GICC) tasked the Federal Interagency Committee (FIC) with developing a plan and set of recommendations for updating the federal land ownership dataset for North Carolina. A FIC committee - Tom Colson, Chair, National Park Service; Mark Endries, US Fish & Wildlife Service; and Susan Pulsipher, Contractor to the US Army - conducted a thorough review of federal land ownership in North Carolina and recommended a solution for an updated federal land ownership dataset.

See the Federal Land Ownership Report, dated May 29, 2013.

In response to FIC’s recommendations, CGIA and the Natural Heritage Program (NHP) in the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources developed a collaborative work flow to take advantage of NHP’s role as state steward for the national Protected Areas Database (PAD) and NHP’s inclusion of information from the GAP Analysis program. The PAD includes most of the federal lands in North Carolina, creating opportunities to streamline data maintenance for NHP, PAD, and the FIC’s compilation of federal land. The resulting dataset, “Federal Lands in North Carolina” is now available in the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal for discovery, access, and download.

The current Chair is Doug Newcomb (919.856.4520 ext. 14).
Staff support is provided by Jeff Brown (919.754.6584) 
The FIC Vice-Chair and National Geospatial Program liaison to North Carolina is Silvia Terziotti (919.571.4090)


 2016 Meetings Minimize
1/6/20161:00 PMExecutive Committee (phone)   
3/16/20169:30 AMBeaufort, NC   

 2015 Meetings Minimize
2/26/201512:00 PMNC GIS Conference   
5/6/20159:30 AMWilmington, NC Download [pdf] 
6/23/20159:30 AMExecutive Committee (phone) Download [pdf] 
8/27/20159:30 AMAsheville, NCDownload [pdf]Download [pdf] 
11/12/20159:30 AMRaleigh, NCDownload [pdf]  

 2014 Meetings Minimize
1/30/201410:00 PMGeneral Meeting - Asheville, US Forest ServiceDownload [pdf]  
12/31/20149:00 AMExecutive Committee (phone) 

 2013 Meetings Minimize
2/7/201312:00 PMGIS Conference    
5/29/201312:00 PMExecutive Committee (phone)Download [pdf]Download [pdf] 
8/21/201310:00 AMGeneral Meeting - Raleigh, Museum of Natural ScienceDownload [pdf]Download [pdf]Download [zip]
9/19/20139:00 AMExecutive Committee (phone)Download [pdf]Download [pdf] 
12/16/201310:00 AMExecutive Committee (phone)Download [pdf]Download [pdf] 

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 Announcements Minimize
Feb '16 - 2015 Imagery Online
The 2015 orthoimagery is now available from the NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal. Read on for all of the details. read more ...

July 2015 – NC Parcel Boundaries and Standardized Fields

Standardized parcel data for all 100 counties is now available as a map service, a feature service, or as downloadable data from the the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal.

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May 2015 – Guidance for Acquisition of Oblique Aerial Imagery and Software System
A guide for local government GIS coordinators considering acquisition of oblique imagery is now available, developed by the Working Group for Orthophotography Planning. read more ...

February 2015 - 2014 Imagery Available

The 2014 orthoimagery is now available from the NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal. Read the full article for all of the details.

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January 2015 - Understanding Raster Imagery Compression

The GIS TAC has produced a document to guide and educate users on the compression of raster imagery.

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December 2014 - Addresses Available From NC OneMap

With the recent completion of the update to the Master Address Data Set, the 2014 version is now available from the NC OneMap GeoSpatial Portal.

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