North Carolina

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North Carolina, United States, North America

latitude: 35.2, longitude: -80.5
Browse map of North Carolina 35°12′00.00″ N, 80°30′00.00″ W
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North Carolina is a state in United States, North America at latitude 35°12′00.00″ North, longitude 80°30′00.00″ West.

Getting Started

Here are few resources for NC mapping:

State Wide Projects

Highway classification project

There has been an effort in the United States to update highway classifications to better reflect network status and not physical attributes. This has not happened in North Carolina, but a new NC highway reclassification page will document the effort to conduct this reclassification.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is located in western NC, the Qualla (land trust recognized by US Federal government) consists of 5 counties: Cherokee, Graham, Jackson, Swain and Haywood. Road naming should follow BIA section of US road tagging guideline.

Currently there are two kinds of road numbers:

  1. BIA: e.g. BIA-12345
  2. FED: e.g. FED-98765

FED- road is sponsored and constructed by Federal-Aid Highway program (FAHP). Please tag FED- road as ref=FED-{number}


NC Cycle Map

Mapping Resources Available

NC Onemap Orthophotography

This is available as an imagery layer in JOSM. In the Outer Banks area, it differs from bing imagery by about 5 meters. I am unsure whether bing or the NC Onemap is offset or both.

I checked the imageries around Pilot Mountain, and found that Bing has a slight offset compared to NAIP and NC Onemap Ortho, so I recommend using the combo of NAIP and NC Onemap Ortho, to make sure you're all good. NAIP is the most accurate of all imageries, despite its low quality. But! Sometimes NAIP is newer, so i recommend redoing roads from there(In Pilot mountain State Park on NC ortho there is no roundabout, on Bing and NAIP there is) Ottwiz (talk) 10:31, 21 August 2021 (UTC)

NCSU Library North Carolina County GIS Data