This Working Group, under the Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee, is seeking to construct a statewide parcel data set. In 2007 the National Academy of Sciences advanced the idea with the publication National Land Parcel Data: A Vision for the Future
. The FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee furthered that process with its State Stewardship for Parcel Data
report on the role and levels of stewardship for a state organization. The issues involve seamless access and consistency of parcel data across jurisdictional boundaries.
The Working Group for Seamless Parcels asked 100 North Carolina counties to complete a set of survey questions related to their county’s practices in recording core parcel attributes, GIS staffing levels, and fees for data distribution. The State Questions are located in the NC OneMap GIS Inventory
. As of March 2009, 45 counties
completed the State Survey questions and relevant GIS Inventory sections on policies and cadastral data. This work will build on the Content Elements for Statewide Publication of Core Geospatial Parcel Data
, which was adopted by the GICC on May 11, 2005.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a FY 2009 Exchange Network Grant for “An Integrated Cadastral and Land Use Data Exchange” to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. When staffing changes precluded performance of the grant by DENR, EPA transferred the grant to CGIA in the Office of Information Technology Services in 2012. The partners on the grant include the Working Group for Seamless Parcels, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation, the Secretary of State’s Land Records Division, and the NC Property Mappers Association. The purpose of the grant is to help North Carolina local governments standardize their cadastral data and share it with the State, Tribal, and Federal agencies in the EPA Exchange Network and outside of the network for discovery and access. A vendor will be selected in 2013 to develop applications to transform, integrate and exchange parcel data and wed services.
The Working Group is co-chaired by the Secretary of State’s Land Records Management Section, Tom Morgan
, and Pam Carver
of Henderson County, a member of the North Carolina Property Mappers Association.