Release Updates5/13/2019

The NCDOT GIS Unit is pleased to announce release of the GIS Data layers on the GIS unit webpage specified below for Second Quarter 2019.  Future Quarter releases for this year are tentatively scheduled for the following months:    August  and November 2019, February and May 2020.

1. The NCDOT Rail Division data for Crossings, Track and Facility locations have been updated.  

2. The NCDOT Structure Locations for Bridge data has been updated.

3. 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: 

1.  System road (state maintained) are current through March 2019 for changes by NCDOT Petitions and Municip​al Agreements process.​

2.  Non-system roads (maintained by local governments) are up-to-date according to the most current count​y data as of January 2015.  A full list of exceptions can be viewed in the metadata section 'Resource Details' of the feature class/shape file and in the NCDOT GIS Unit Announcements pdf. ​

3.  Ownership information has been completed for Tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs roads in Swain County. Jackson, Cherokee, Graham and Haywood  Counties are in progress. HPMS Samples have been entered for all primary routes (completed in 2019 1st Quarter).

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

If you have any questions, please contact gishelp@ncdot.gov.
  
Statewide System & Non-System Road Arcs

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. Uncompressed GDB file size: ~302 ​MB​, Uncompressed SHP file size: ~ 1.11 GB​

Release: 2nd Quarter 2019 Release
Statewide System & Non-System Road Routes

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.  Uncompressed GDB file size: ~ 176 MB, Uncompressed SHP file size: ~ 477 MB​

Release: 2nd Quarter 2019 Release
Road Characteristics Arcs

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.  Uncompressed GDB file size: ~ 389 MBUncompressed SHP file size: ~ 1.78 GB

Review the following before downloading the Road Characteristics files:

Release: 2nd Quarter 2019 Release
  
Municipal Boundaries

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

Release: FY 2018 Powell Bill Boundaries
MPO/RPO Boundaries

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.

Release: First Quarter Annually
Smoothed 2010 Census Urbanized Boundaries

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.   

Release: First Quarter Annually
County Boundaries

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.

Release:  First Quarter Annually
NCDOT Division Boundaries
Polygon layer representing the NCDOT Division boundaries.​
Release:  First Quarter Annually
County Boundaries with Shoreline

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

Release:  First Quarter Annually
  
  
NCDOT Bike Routes

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.

NCDOT Bridges & Other Structures 2nd Quarter 2019 Release

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.

NCDOT Rail Division Data2nd Quarter 2019 Release

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 the City of Charlotte's Open Data Portal:   http://data.charlottenc.gov/​


 

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