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Learn about important ongoing initiatives
of the statewide GIS community

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Read more about GICC priorities and initiatives.

 NC OneMap Minimize

Discover North Carolina Geospatial Data

 NC OneMap Geospatial Portal Minimize
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Discover North Carolina Geospatial Data

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The ad-hoc Metadata Committee was established by the Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee in August 2012. The purpose of the committee is to recommend ways to expand and improve geospatial metadata in North Carolina that are both efficient for the data producer and beneficial for data users in discovery and application of geospatial data. The committee is not a permanent standing committee of the SMAC, but rather an ad-hoc committee that will be dissolved when it completes its assigned tasks.See the Metadata Committee Charter for more information.

Creation and maintenance of geospatial metadata continues to be an area of concern at all levels of government. Among geospatial framework and other GICC priority datasets, only a portion are published with valid metadata records. Despite past metadata training and resources available on the NC OneMap website, a renewed effort is required to capture the potential benefits to data producers and users across the state.

Topics for the committee to address may include (but would not be limited to):

  • Return on investment for metadata creation and maintenance.
  • Incentives for metadata creation and maintenance.
  • Role of metadata as a data development project tracking tool.
  • Role of metadata in geospatial data archival process.
  • Best practices for integrating metadata creation into workflows.
  • Development of a State and Local Government Metadata Profile based on ISO metadata standards as a recommended standard for North Carolina (adopted by the Council)
  • Implementation of the new standard through outreach and training.
  • Metadata tool assessment and recommendation.

Scroll down to see meeting schedule and links to meeting notes.

If you have comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the commmitee chair, committee members or the CGIA staff person.

The current Chair is Sarah Wray (919.707.2167), Spatial Data Manager, NCDOT
Past Chair is Steve Averett (336.373.2057), GIS Manager, City of Greensboro.
CGIA staff support is provided by David Giordano (919.754.6585).

Name Organization Email
Sarah Wray NCDOT
Jeff Brown NCCGIA
Stephen Dew Guilford County
Chelsea Duncan NCDOT
Jeff Essic NCSU Libraries
David Giordano NCCGIA
Dan Madding NCDACS
Cam McNutt NCDEQ
Hope Morgan NCDPS
Tim Mulrooney NC Central Univ.
Doug Newcomb USFWS
Sarah Sheldon City of Asheville
Camille Tyndall-Watson NCDNCR
Lynda Wayne FGDC
Name Organization Email
Steve Averett City of Greensboro
Jordan Erker GeoDiscover (Alberta, Canada)
Alice Wilson City of New Bern

 2015 Meetings Minimize
8/20/20152:00 PMNew Hope Center - Room 437, 4101 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604Download [pdf]  
10/8/20153:00 PMNew Hope Center - Room 437, 4101 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604Download [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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