Find & Download Data

New Hanover County publishes and shares a variety of data sets with our community.  Along with our GIS services, we also share tax information, aerials photographs, information regarding recently issued building permits, and property sales.

By making it easy for our community to find and retrieve useful information, we hope to facilitate new opportunities and the economic prosperity of New Hanover County, its businesses, communities and residents.

To learn more, or to access these data products, please expand and explore each of the options below

 

For quick access, and to explore our published services, go directly to our REST service directory using your browser:

https://gis.nhcgov.com/server/rest/services/

Here you will find a collection of the GIS services we have published. Expanding the folders will list the stored services.  Expanding a service will provide details, such as a description of the service, and a description of service layers, which includes details about the geometry type and attribute fields.

With the REST Services Directory, you can browse the contents of the GIS services we have published and get service-level metadata, or navigate a series of links to view information about each service. The links also allow you to preview how your service looks in ArcDesktop, a web browser, Google Earth, and other options.

On our Open Geospatial Data Portal, we hope you will find an accurate and up-to-date collection of geographic information along with tools to help you search for, find, view, filter, and download the data you need in a variety of common formats.

You will always have access to the most recent GIS data here. The data sets available on our Open Geospatial Data Portal are the same GIS data sets we use internally. By accessing data from our portal you are accessing the very same data sets we use in production.

By making it easy for our community to find and retrieve useful information, we hope to facilitate new opportunities and the economic prosperity of New Hanover County, its businesses, communities, and residents.

Moving forward, it is our intention to direct people looking for GIS data to our Open Geospatial Data Portal. But as we make that transition many of our GIS data sets will remain available for download from our FTP site, just as they had in the past.

This includes:

  • A variety of GIS layers as ESRI shapefiles and DBF tables in compressed zip file format
  • Black & white aerial photographs taken in 1949, 1956, 1966 (w/o spatial reference)
  • Black & white aerial photographs taken in 1981, 1998
  • Color aerial photographs taken in 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2019

Download ESRI Shapefiles from FTP Site

Download Aerials Photos from FTP Site

Each week, the New Hanover County Tax Department makes a number of data files available for download.

Download Tax Data from Our FTP Site

 

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Information Technology: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 155 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7107 • Fax 910-798-7196
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