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 Local Government Committee Minimize

The purpose of the Local Government Committee (LGC) is:
  1. To advise the GICC on issues, problems, and opportunities relating to GIS within local governments in North Carolina.
  2. To inform local government users of geographic information about the status of GIS activities in the state, GIS efforts in state government, and the actions of the GICC.

If there are issues or concerns that you would like the LGC to address, please contact the Chair.

The Chair is elected by the members of the LGC. The Chair is Kat Clifton (704.633.2231).
Staff support is provided by Jeff Brown (919.754.6584).

Current Issues

  1. Geospatial Metadata: State and Local Government Profile.  The LGC is working with the Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee on revising the metadata standard for North Carolina and implementing the standard for data published by local governments.
  2. NC Parcel Project.  Local government participation in the Working Group for Seamless Parcels and individually will be vital in a project to expand and sustain a standardized set of county parcel data. The NC Integrated Cadastral Data Exchange achieved transformation of 25 of 100 counties in April 2014. The online NC Parcel Transformer was implemented to translate local data fields to a standard set of fields and to publish statewide data and web services.
  3. GIS Technical Advisory Committee.  The LGC will support the GIS TAC with information about mobile applications of geospatial data.

ESRI Master Purchase Agreement

The NC Office of Information Technology Services signed an Enterprise License Agreement with ESRI in effect through July 2015 that includes a Master Purchase Agreement for local governments. For details, see here.

Associations Represented on the LGC
The LGC is comprised of a single representative from each of the following organizations:
  • Association of Regional Council Executive Directors (ARCED)
  • Carolina Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (CURISA)
  • NC Association of County Commissioners (NCACC)
  • NC Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC)
  • NC League of Municipalities (NCLM)
  • NC Local Government Information Systems Association (NCLGISA)
  • NC Property Mappers Association (NCPMA)



 2015 Meetings Minimize
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 Announcements Minimize
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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October 2014 - LGC Newsletter Published

The importance of statewide parcel data is described in the second edition of the new LGC newsletter.

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June 2014 - NC Parcels Project Final Technical Report

The final technical report marks the successful completion of the NC Cadastral Data Exchange project. The report has been completed and is now available. 

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June 2014 - Parcels Now Online
Standardized parcel data for 25 counties is now available as a map service, a feature service, or as downloadable data. Visit the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal.  read more ...

June 2014 - Geoportal Adds NCDOT Web Services
More than 40 new web services from NC Department of Transportation, including rail lines and road characteristics, are discoverable through the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal. read more ...

Feb 2014 - LGC Newsletter Published

The use of statewide data in local government has been showcased in the first edition of the new GICC newsletter.

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Feb 2014 - 2013 Imagery Online
The imagery for 25 counties in the Eastern Piedmont region is now available as a region-wide image service and for download in areas of interest. Visit the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal or watch the video to see a demo of how to access the new imagery.
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Feb 2014 - Geospatial Portal Adds Data

The NC OneMap Geospatial Portal added more content in 2013. Watch the video to see a demo of the features or visit the geospatial portal and check it out for yourself.

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