GIS Unit is pleased to announce release of the GIS Data layers on the GIS unit
webpage specified below for First Quarter 2018. Future Quarter releases are tentatively scheduled
for the following months: May, August and November and February.
1. The NCDOT Rail Division
data for Crossings and Track locations have been updated.
2. The NCDOT Structure Locations for Bridge data has been updated.
3. The statewide boundary layers, Municipal, County, County Shoreline and DOT Division, have been updated.
4. The Road
Characteristics, Road Arcs and Road Routes layers are updated and includes both
System and Non-System routes. The HighwayExit point feature class is
included in the Road Characteristics File Geodatabase.
Route Data Updated this Quarter:
a) Secondary road additions and deletions based on approved Board of Transportation Petitions and Municipal Agreements from October through December (152 routes).
b) Roadway changes based on Transportation Improvement Projects (TIPs): 6.761004R, B-5146, BD-5111AA, BD-5111AB, BD-5111W, BD-5111X, BD-511A, ER-2973K, P-5208D, R-2233AA, R-2233AB, R-2518A, R-2518B, R-2612B, R-2707AA, U-2525B, U-3312, U-3408, U-4713B and U-5204.
c) Non-system road updates based on county datasets for the following counties: Alamance, Chatham, Columbus, Forsyth, Franklin, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Randolph, Rowan, Stanly, Vance, Wake and Wayne.
d) National Network (Truck Route, STAA routes) partial review. Route Class Interstate, NC, SR and the following US (264, 301, 321, 401, 521, 601) have been reviewed and updated. The following routes from the FHWA National Network list still need to be reviewed: US-1 thru US 258 and US 421.
Polygon layer representing county boundaries for use in depicting the boundaries with a shoreline.
Polygon layer representing County Boundaries developed by North Carolina Geodetic Survey to facilitate planning, siting, and impact analysis in the 100 individual counties of North Carolina.
Polygons depicting the various MPO and RPO boundaries, covering the entire state of North Carolina. Existing MPOs expanded their Metropolitan Planning Areas (MPAs) to include all territory in Census 2010 UZAs. All boundary adjustments are approved by the Governor(s) and submitted to the FHWA Division Office(s). The MPA boundaries include the entire UZA boundary identified in the 2010 decennial Census and the contiguous geographic area likely to become urbanized within 20 years. RPOs were created for transportation planning in rural North Carolina areas not within an MPO.
Polygon layer representing the NCDOT Division boundaries.
An Arc Layer for visual representation of the state road system where each arc/record is split at each road intersection. This is a digital file of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Linear Referencing System that represents the routes and attributes of the NCDOT state road system. The state road system is comprised of Interstate, US, NC, Secondary Routes, and Ramps and all non-state maintained and projected roads required for reporting purposes.
Polygon layer primarily consisting of municipalities that participate in the Powell Bill.
The Structures layer contains all features previously found in the NCDOTBridgeLocations shapefile, plus 3 types of signs currently maintained by the NCDOT Structures Management Unit.
An Arc Layer for visual representation of a subset of road characteristics for the state road systems. Each arc/record is split where road characteristics change along a route. This is a digital file of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's road inventory database that represents a subset of road characteristic attributes of the NCDOT state road system. The state road system is comprised of Interstate, US, NC, Secondary Routes, and Ramps. This layer also includes all non-state maintained and projected roads that are required for reporting purposes.
Review the following before downloading the Road Characteristics files:
A Route Layer for visual representation of attributes stored by County/Route/Milepost linear reference. This is a digital file of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Linear Referencing System that represents the routes and attributes of the NCDOT state road system. The state road system is comprised of Interstate, US, NC, Secondary Routes, and Ramps and all non-state maintained and projected roads required for reporting purposes.
Railroad layers from the NCDOT Rail Division including track, crossings and facility data.
The track dataset includes current in-service rail track as well as NCDOT-owned rail track. The crossings dataset includes public rail crossings , both at grade and grade separated. The facility dataset includes Amtrak station, Amtrak bus stops, yards, intermodal facilities and transload locations. The track, crossing and facilities layers can be downloaded individully as shapfiles or as a single geodatabase.
**For GIS data on the CATS Lynx Blueline Track and Stations, refer to Mecklenburg County's data portal here: http://maps.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/openmapping/data.html
Polygon layer representing the smoothed boundaries for the 2010 Census urban areas in North Carolina. The boundaries were originally generated by the US Census Bureau and have been adjusted (smoothed) by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, in cooperation with North Carolina’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
The LRS Integration Guide is available to assist users with the LRS and referencing methods in the "Road Data" layers.
The bike routes shapefile contains lines representing North Carolina bike routes, as defined by the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation. Bike routes include the Interstate, State, County, Regional, and Urban routes and were based on the DOTRoads file, produced by NCDOT. The shapefile layer is in North Carolina Stateplane NAD83 meters format.
A statewide road layer that incorporates all road systems built from local and TIGER sources. This product is version 2 of an initiative to build, maintain, and incorporate all road systems in a comprehensive digital layer. See the documents within the ZIP file for a detailed product description, geocoding and networking instructions, and related statistics.