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8/14/2017

 

The NCDOT GIS Unit is pleased to announce release of the GIS Data layers on the GIS unit webpage specified below for Third Quarter 2017.  Future Quarter releases are tentatively scheduled for the following months:   November, February, May and August

1.      The NCDOT Rail Division data for Crossings and Track locations have been updated.  All rail feature classes are now bundled into one file geodatabase.  Shapefiles for each layer will still be available for download.

2.       The NCDOT Structure Locations which includes Bridge data has been updated and is now available for download.

3.      The Third Quarter 2017 Release of the Road Characteristics layer is now available which includes both System and Non-System routes.  The HighwayExit point feature class is included in the GDB.

4.      The Third Quarter 2017 Release of the Statewide System and Non-System Road Arcs and Statewide System and Non-System Road Routes is now available.

5.     The Smooth Urban Boundaries has been updated and available for download. 

6.      Metadata (information about the layer) is included for all layers available on this page and within the layer download and viewable through ArcCatalog.

7.      Data translation documents are available for NCRoutes, NCRouteArcs and NCRouteCharacteristics for download.  These documents translate the old field names to the new field name as well as provide their meaning, source contact and extent of each field.  These documents are similar to metadata but provide a more user-friendly, printer friendly read that can be accessed without ArcGIS software or downloading any of the feature layers.

For more information about available NCDOT data, please see document NCDOT GIS Unit Announcements.

If you have any questions, please contact gishelp@ncdot.gov.


 
  

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.

 
  

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:

 
  
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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 and potential high speed rail corridors. 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 Mecklenbutg County's data portal here: http://maps.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/openmapping/data.html

 
  

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.

 
  

Polygon layer primarily consisting of municipalities that participate in the Powell Bill.

 
  
Polygon layer representing the NCDOT Division boundaries.​
 
  

Polygon layer representing county boundaries for use in depicting the boundaries with a shoreline.​

 
  

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.   

 
  

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 County Boundaries developed by North Carolina Geodetic Survey to facilitate planning, siting, and impact analysis in the 100 individual counties of North Carolina.

 
  

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.