Interactive Maps & Data What is GIS? Interactive Maps GIS Data "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. Coastal hazards: understanding coastal change that occurs at NC’s oceanfront and inlets is useful for developing public policy that attempts to balance development needs and risks resulting from erosion. DCM studies related to coastal hazards: Inlet Hazard Area Boundary Update – 2019 Inlet Hazard Area Erosion Setbacks – 2019 Oceanfront Long-term Average Annual Erosion Rate and Setbacks – 2019 Oceanfront Long-term Average Annual Erosion Rate and Setbacks – 2011 Oceanfront Long-term Average Annual Erosion Rate and Setbacks – 2004 DCM Interactive Map Viewer N.C. Beach & Waterfront Access Find a Field Rep For additional information on DCM Interactive Map Viewer, contact Ken Richardson For additional information on the N.C. Beach & Waterfront or Find a Field Rep 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.