Lead GIS Coordinating Agency
Session Law 2001-359 formalized CGIA’s role as staff to the Geographic Information Coordinating Council (GICC). In addition to staffing responsibilities, the North Carolina General Assembly specified other duties for CGIA:
- Manage and distribute digital geographic information about North Carolina maintained by state and local government agencies, and serve as a statewide clearinghouse.
- Provide Internet access to statewide geographic information. This responsibility is realized through the goals of the GICC’s NC OneMap initiative.
Discover NC's Geospatial Data
Visit the Geospatial Portal to discover data, download data, or stream data through a web service directly into a desktop or web application. Keyword searches and searches by spatial extent make it easy to find content in a user's area of interest.
Preview data in the new viewer called Data Explorer. The Data Explorer is a map-based application that enables users to intuitively search for, discover and view geospatial data. The search results in the Data Explorer are the same ones found in the Geospatial Portal, but you may add map services to the new online map.
In August 2009, the General Assembly found that there is a critical need for consolidating investments made in GIS and geographic information. The General Assembly transferred CGIA to the Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) and appropriated funding for Coordination Program activities.
CGIA manages these tasks by:
The mission of CGIA’s Coordination Program is to facilitate and advance statewide (intergovernmental) geospatial coordination initiatives that result in cost-effective ways to create, access, and apply geographic data and technology. Results include assurances that reliable and high-quality data are current, and that tools are in place for decision-makers to access these data resources. Greater governmental and public awareness about geospatial technologies is another result of the Coordination Program.
The success of the coordination program can be measured by how it supports effective intergovernmental application for decision-making in areas such as the protection of property and lives, economic growth, environmental management, and in meeting the information needs of the general public.