Photography and topographic contours are in tiles; click on the map in the Download application to download a tile. All data are in North Carolina State Plane Feet, NAD 83.
Topography (.dxf) Download 2-foot contours, in .dxf format, by index tile. These files are zipped.
Photography (.sid) 2008 Orthophotography in MrSid compressed format (.sid), in color, by index tile. More recent photography (2010 and 2013) for Carrboro is statewide photography, and is available for download on the NCOneMap site (nconemap.com).
Town-wide data is the extent of the Carrboro Planning Jurisdiction or of Orange County. Data are in ESRI shapefile or ESRI geodatabase format. All data are in North Carolina State Plane Feet, NAD 83.
Parcels (shapefile or geodatabase) Parcels (properties) are Orange County data and can be obtained from the Orange County GIS download page: Parcels.
Streets (shapefile or geodatabase) Street centerlines are Orange County data and can be obtained from the Orange County GIS download page: Streets.
Boundaries (shapefile) Municipal and planning boundaries for Carrboro, municipal boundaries for Chapel Hill, and Orange County township boundaries.
Places in Carrboro (shapefile) Points of interest, parks, schools, public facilities.
Parks (shapefile) Park and school properties.
School Districts (shapefile) Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) assignment districts.
Carrboro City Limits (shapefile) Carrboro city limits.
Carrboro Apartments and Subdivisions (shapefile) Names of subdivisions, neighborhoods, apartment complexes, and condominiums in Carrboro. Updated as needed.
Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Floodplains This is the flood hazard and base flood elevation data from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, used in the Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Information about the data is available at the NC Floodplain Mapping website: www.ncfloodmaps.com .
Hydrography (shapefile) Hydrography (geodatabase) Streams digitized from DTM and Lidar data and 2003 topography. The "streams" include drainageway patterns and coincide in developed areas with stormwater features. They are attributed by drainage area and whether they are features on USGS or Soil Survey maps. Water bodies include ponds, lakes, and double-line streams.
Stream Buffers (shapefile) These files are in shapefile (.shp) format. The stream buffers are two shapefiles representing the areas regulated by the ordinance as zone 1 and zone 2. They are calculated based on the type of stream, as attributed in the stream layer.
2003 Tree Cover (.dxf)
2003 Tree Cover (shapefile)
Tree cover digitized from 2003 Orange County orthophotography. This file is in shapefile (.shp) or exchange (.dxf) and is not updated. It contains no information later than March 2003.
Steep Slopes (shapefile)
These files are in shapefile (.shp) format. The steep slopes were calculated from 2003 DTM data.
Tree Cover (shapefile) These files are in shapefile (.shp) format. The tree cover was digitized from 2003 aerial photography and has polygons characterized as hardwood, mixed hardwood and pine, and pine.
Carrboro Zoning (shapefile) Carrboro zoning. There are two shapefiles: one of base zones, one of overlay zones.
Carrboro Landuses (shapefile) Carrboro landuses. Polygon file of current landuses in Carrboro's planning jurisdiction.
Dedicated Public Access (shapefile) Dedicated Public Access easements and deeded acreage. These are easements and parcels that have been dedicated to the Town for a greenway system.
Carrboro Bikeways (shapefile) Carrboro bikeways. These are lines indicating existing bikeways.
Carrboro Sidewalks (shapefile) Carrboro sidewalks. These are lines indicating existing sidewalks.
Planimetrics (buildings, sidewalks, roads, parking lots, etc. are town-wide data, in ESRI shapefile format if they are updated. 2003 planimetric data, which is not updated, is available in .dxf format. All data are in North Carolina State Plane Feet, NAD 83.
Building Footprints (shapefile) 2010 building footprints updated with permit data. These are a shapefile (.shp) and are updated monthly.
2010 Roads (shapefile)
2003 Roads (.dxf)
Double-line roads from the 2010 and 2003 Orange County orthophotography. This file is in shapefile (.shp) or exchange (.dxf) and is not updated. The .dxf contains no roads built after March 2003.
2010 Driveways (shapefile)
2003 Driveways (.dxf)
Driveways from the 2010 and 2003 Orange County orthophotography. This file is in shapefile (.shp) or exchange (.dxf) format and is not updated. The .dxf contains no driveways built after March 2003.
2010 Parking Lots (shapefile)
2003 Parking Lots (.dxf)
Parking lots from the 2010 and 2003 Orange County orthophotography. This file is in shapefile (.shp) or exchange (.dxf) format and is not updated. The .dxf contains no parking lots built after March 2003.
2010 Sidewalks (shapefile)
Sidewalks from the 2010 Orange County orthophotography. This file is in shapefile (.shp) format and is not updated.