Where Can You Find the Alamance County GIS?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, there is a link to the Alamance County Geographic Information System on the official website of Alamance County, North Carolina. To access it, find the Online Services tab and the subheading GIS Mapping. Accept the disclaimer presented and the GIS map opens.

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Unlike a traditional paper map, a GIS map combines information about locations with other information stored in a database and then presents that information in layers that can be turned on and off depending on the viewer's needs. As new information regarding an area becomes available, GIS technology can create new layers, allowing the viewer to easily see and compare things like property values, street names, geopolitical boundaries, and the locations of farms, towns, and industries on a single map. Alamance County uses ArcGIS.com's ConnectGIS Web hosting and mapping interface service to create its GIS map.

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