North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
NC Division of Coastal Management
Maps & Data

Maps & Spatial Data

About GIS Maps and Data

How does Coastal Management use geographic information systems (GIS)?

 

About Cumulative
and Secondary Impacts

Coastal Management is attempting to identify and manage the cumulative and secondary impacts that development has on valuable coastal resources.

 

Freshwater Classifications Chart

 

Saltwater Classifications Chart

Information from the N.C. Division of Water Quality (in PDF format), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Oceanfront & Estuarine Shorelines, Oceanfront Construction Setback & Hazards Mapping (interactive & works best with Internet Explorer IE)

This interactive mapping tool allows you freedom to control the map and explore oceanfront and estuarine shorelines, construction setback factors, static vegetation/setback lines, and various coastal hazard map layers.

 

Coastal Wetlands Mapping (interactive & works best with Internet Explorer IE)

NC DCM's wetlands map viewer has been updated. Interact with Coastal Wetlands, NC CREWS, and Enhancement & Restoration Potential data.

 

Beach & Waterfront Access Mapping (interactive & works best with Internet Explorer IE)

Find public-access sites and facilities along the coast.

Oceanfront Sandbags (interactive)

North Carolina has recently mapped the location of all oceanfront sandbag structures. This viewer is powered by Google Maps with instructions explaining how to view sandbag data in Google Earth.

Download Maps - Proposed Oceanfront Setback Factor
(2011 Study using 2009 Shoreline)

Used for determining setback distances for oceanfront construction. Factors are based on long-term average movement of shoreline up to 2009. These rates are proposed. Maps are in PDF format.

Download Maps - Oceanfront Setback Factor
(2004 Study using 1998 Shoreline)

Used for determining setback distances for oceanfront construction. Factors are based on long-term average movement of shoreline up to 1998. Effective April 1, 2004. Maps are in PDF format.

Download Data & Maps - Oceanfront and Estuarine

Contains zipped spatial data and maps pertaining to historic shorelines, oceanfront setback factors,static vegetation/setback lines, coastal hazards, beach access, and more . . .

 

Download Data - Coastal Wetlands

Contains zipped shapefiles of various coastal wetlands data sorted by county

 

N.C. Division of Coastal Management . 400 Commerce Ave . Morehead City, NC 28557
1-888-4RCOAST . Email Us