Make Your Own Map

Use our data and services to create your own mapping application. Learn more here.

Get a free ArcGIS Online account, use our data, and create a map that can be viewed in a browser, desktop or mobile device. Share it on a blog, via email, or embed it in a website.

ArcGIS Online is a collaborative, cloud-based platform that lets users create and access maps, applications, and authoritative data published by New Hanover County and others. Through ArcGIS Online, you get access to New Hanover County’s public data where you can manage, create, store, and access hosted web services.

Use our data and services to create and share your own maps and applications using ArcGIS Online.

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With a free public account to ArcGIS Online, you can author web maps, access ready-to-use content, and share your maps, data and applications with others. Maps published to ArcGIS Online are accessible from any device. You also get access to maps and apps shared GIS by users around the world.

Explore maps on hundreds of topics published by ESRI and authoritative GIS sources from around the world. You can browse featured content in the galleries or search by keyword.


Use the built-in map viewer to make maps by adding your own data, or create mash-ups with maps published by others.

Manage and organize your maps, apps, and data through an easy-to-use catalog using folders and groups. Your items are stored in the secure ESRI cloud and you get 2 GB of free storage with your public account.

Visit the ArcGIS Online Help page to learn how to use ArcGIS Online

Learning Tutorials
Learn how to use ArcGIS Online in 5 quick lessons:
1. Explore a map
2. Create a map
3. Add a layer from a CSV file
4. Configure pop-ups
5. Make an app

Visit our ArcGIS Online home page, and browse the ArcGIS Online Map Gallery to view and open our web maps in the ArcGIS Online viewer, or use our data to create your own maps.

Check out the online help pages to learn how to use ArcGIS Online.


New Hanover County has published nearly 100 GIS layers as individual mapping services. Pick and choose the layers you want to add directly from our service directory.

How to Find and Add a NHC Published Map Layer

From ArcGIS Online, open an existing map or create a New Map.  Then select the Add option and choose Search for Layers

Next, set the In: option to A GIS Server, and enter as the search URL.  This will list all of the published services available from New Hanover County. Add the services you want to display in your map and click the Done Adding Layers button.


The layer you have selected will be added to your map.



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