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 NC OneMap Geospatial Portal Minimize
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 Stream Mapping Advisory Committee Minimize

The Stream Mapping Advisory Committee works to implement a coordinated approach to mapping surface waters and watersheds across the State of North Carolina. The committee functions as the stakeholder platform for stewardship of the integrated National Hydrography and Watershed Boundary Datasets, and serves to provide input on technical and policy issues for the implementation of the North Carolina Stream Mapping Project. At the February 2009 Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee (SMAC), the Stream Mapping Advisory Committee was formally recognized as a working group of the SMAC. For more information about the National Hydrography Dataset, see here.

The North Carolina Stream Mapping Project
The North Carolina Stream Mapping Project follows a stakeholder developed implementation plan created at the direction of the General Assembly to improve the mapping and digital representation of surface waters for North Carolina. The project utilizes the National Hydrography Dataset data model, and data produced by the project will be available through the national dataset as well as through the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal. The project will benefit business processes and decision making by state agencies, local governments, stakeholders in the private sector, and general public. The project leverages the State’s investments in statewide elevation data (using LIDAR technology) and the digital aerial imagery resources of counties and the state.

Stewardship of the National Hydrography and the Watershed Boundary Datasets
The Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is jointly maintained nationally by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Beginning in the fall of 2008, USGS and NRCS began the technical integration of WBD into the NHD. The National Hydrography (NHD) contains detailed geospatial information about the Nation's surface water. Making these data accurate will be an ongoing task as the landscape changes and users demand greater accuracy.

The chair of the committee is Cam McNutt, Division of Water Resources in the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (919-807-6422). Joe Sewash, CGIA (919-754-6590) is the lead facilitator.


 2013 Meetings Minimize
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 Announcements Minimize
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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