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Henderson County GIS Data Download Page (FTP)

Download GIS Data | Download Real Property Data | GIS Data Streaming | GIS Metadata | NCOneMap | NCDOT

This page is for the download of GIS and CAD data for use in a GIS or CAD program such as ArcView, ArcGIS, or Autocad.

To download GIS data (shapefiles and DXF) for use with ArcView, ArcGIS, Autocad, or other compatible software, use the instructions and links below. Metadata is also available for these layers.

ALL USERS click here to download shapefiles / CAD files.


1. Click on the appropriate link above.
2. Find the file(s) that you need to download.
3. Right-click on the file and choose "Copy to folder" or "Save Link As..".
4. Copy the file to a convenient place on your computer.
5. Once the file is finished downloading, you will need to unzip it.

This data is in North Carolina State Plane Coordinate System, NAD 83, feet.
Metadata can be viewed in the Metadata folder - see the links above.

Shapefiles are a standard format for ESRI software products and require ArcView 3, ArcGIS, or ArcExplorer to view.

ArcGIS Explorer is a limited GIS viewing program that can be downloaded free of charge here.

DXF is an interchange format that can be used in Autocad and other CAD-type engineering software.

Additional Resources for GIS Data

NCOneMap and their GeoSpatial Portal are excellent resources for North Carolina GIS data and information, including dozens of freely downloadable GIS layers.

Statewide 2010 orthophotos can be acquired through NCOneMap's Geospatial Portal.

USGS topo quad maps (in the new GeoPDF format) are available at the USGS Store or at USGS's Historical Topographic Map Collection.

Soils data can be acquired at USDA's GeoSpatial Data Gateway.

Additional GIS data is available at NCDOT's website.

GIS Data Streaming

You can also add Henderson County's "live" data directly from our GIS servers into your ArcMap (or other GIS software). Click here for instructions and details.