This mapping service was created to work with New Hanover County's OneSolution Community Development software. It provides information and renders map layers to identify and illustrate location-based characteristics that are important to our development review and permitting processes.
This mapping service was created to display New Hanover County's Zoning Districts. It provides information about the zoning districts located within the unincorporated portions of New Hanover County. Parcel boundaries and address points have been provided for additional reference.
This mapping service was created to display terrain and elevation characteristics in New Hanover County. It displays two-foot elevation contour lines, which were created from a 2002 Digital Terrain Model / Digital Elevation Model. The lines are certified to be accurate for engineering at a 4-foot level but have been interpolated to a 2-foot level. This service also illustrates elevation trends across New Hanover County, NC using a color-shaded raster image to display the average elevation height within 20-foot grid squares. Parcel boundaries and address points have been provided for additional reference.
Additional information about the fire insurance ratings in New Hanover County
New Hanover County has recently adopted newly updated flood hazard and flood risk maps of our area. On August 28th, 2018, these new maps replaced the older 2006 version of the flood zone boundaries and become effective for insurance purposes. This story map allows you to compare the changes between the 2006 and 2018 flood zone boundaries.
New Hanover County in collaboration with Live Oak Bank and New Hanover County Schools is working to increase free wireless internet access throughout the county for children, families, and job seekers who lack access to high-speed internet. This map shows the location of the current wireless access points and will be updated as new wireless locations are added.
Current Issues & Story Maps
Explore the history of Wilmington through this map journal, which features a map of historic landmarks, photographs, and a narrative timeline. Together these elements present the events surrounding the Wilmington Massacre and Coup d'état of 1898, where the local government was violently overthrown and black citizens and prominent business owners were killed or driven out of town.
In 1936, Harlem postal worker Victor H. Green began publishing The Negro Motorist Green-Book. This guide helped African Americans navigate the nation's highways and byways. It provided listings of safe stopping places. For a small sum, African American travelers could buy the guide and plan trips with some sense of security that they could find places where they would be served along the highways. This map shows these Green Book sites located in New Hanover County, NC.
New Hanover County is creating the first Comprehensive Plan for the County.
This will be a document, used as a guide, to address our county's current development trends, determine a vision for how the community would like to see New Hanover County develop over the next twenty-five years, and determine a plan for how to achieve this vision. For additional information, please visit Planning and Land Use to see how you can get involved.