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"A geographic information system (GIS) is a system that creates, manages, analyzes, and maps all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where things are) with all types of descriptive information (what things are like there). This provides a foundation for mapping and analysis that is used in science and almost every industry. GIS helps users understand patterns, relationships, and geographic context. The benefits include improved communication and efficiency as well as better management and decision making". - ESRI

How DCM Uses GIS

The Division of Coastal Management has been building its GIS program since the early 1990s. Today, DCM is incorporating this technology into several programs to better understand coastal change and help support land-use planning and regulatory decision-making.


DCM Interactive Map Viewer

N.C. Beach & Waterfront Access

Public Beach & Waterfront Access Grants Awarded

Find a Field Rep


For additional information on DCM Interactive Map Viewer, contact Ken Richardson 

For additional information on the other webmaps, contact Rachel Love-Adrick

NCDEQ Open Data Page - DEQ's public platform for exploring and downloading open data, discovering apps, and engaging to solve issues.

Oceanfront Construction Setback & Erosion Rates (2019)

Coastal Wetlands Spatial Data (1999)

For additional information on DCM GIS data, contact Ken Richardson