This Working Group, under the Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee, is seeking to construct a statewide parcel data set. In 2007 the National Academy of Sciences advanced the idea with the publication National Land Parcel Data: A Vision for the Future
. The FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee furthered that process with its State Stewardship for Parcel Data
report on the role and levels of stewardship for a state organization. The issues involve seamless access and consistency of parcel data across jurisdictional boundaries.
The Working Group for Seamless Parcels asked 100 North Carolina counties to complete a set of survey questions related to their county’s practices in recording core parcel attributes, GIS staffing levels, and fees for data distribution. The State Questions are located in the NC OneMap GIS Inventory
. As of March 2009, 45 counties
completed the State Survey questions and relevant GIS Inventory sections on policies and cadastral data. This work will build on the Content Elements for Statewide Publication of Core Geospatial Parcel Data
, which was adopted by the GICC on May 11, 2005.
A project funded by an Exchange Network grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is underway. The “Integrated Cadastral Data Exchange” will feature custom tools to transform as-is county parcel boundaries into standard, integrated datasets, and share data services in EPA’s Environmental Information Exchange Network and with users of the NC OneMap Geospatial Portal. Through a competitive bid process, the State of North Carolina awarded a contract to Carbon Project, Inc. in May 2013 for application development services. Carbon Project, Inc. is partnering with Atlas Geographic Data of Wilmington, NC and Fairview Industries of Pendleton, SC to bring specific experience with cadastral data and standards to the project.
The Project Team includes the co-chairs of the Working Group for Seamless Parcels (including members of the NC Property Mappers Association), the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians GIS Unit, the Secretary of State’s Land Records Management Program, and the NC Department of Transportation GIS Unit. The Project Team has guidance and oversight from the Geographic Information Coordinating Council, the Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee, and the Enterprise Project Management Office.
, WGSP co-chair
, WGSP co-chair
, Project Manager
The Working Group is co-chaired by the Secretary of State’s Land Records Management Section, Tom Morgan
, and Pam Carver
of Henderson County, a member of the North Carolina Property Mappers Association.