Local and state government agencies need to use the best and most up-to-date street data for their applications. The problem has been finding a way to access and exchange this dynamic data that reduces the burden on both state and local government staff. The answer is the new NCStreetMap tool.
This new tool allows data stewards and data requestors to access the same data repository to upload and download data. Data users can create an account, which must be approved by the NCStreetMap manager. Local governments can upload street centerline data in several formats: using shape files, zip files, or geodatabases. The bi-directional instructions are quick and easy to follow for those uploading or downloading data.
The NCStreetMap tool is gaining momentum with local governments across the state. Currently there are 33 organizations that have uploaded their street centerline files; and 802 downloads have occurred. The most popular download is the NC DOT Integrated State Route Network (ISRN) data layer, followed by Currituck County and Cabarrus County. Individual local government centerline files are regularly accessed and downloaded.
The local roads can also be tied to NC OneMap through an optional check box, giving local government greater flexibility in distributing their data.
Note: The NCStreetMap exchange site is restricted to public sector users.
This tool was developed through the GICC’s Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee, the Working Group for Roads and Transportation.