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Wake County GIS data is stored in NAD83, NC State Plane Coordinate System, Feet.

What is metadata?

Metadata is data about data. Examples include the data projection, date of creation and the attribute codes of the dataset.

Download Metadata

The xml files in the download zipfile are in FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee) format. If you need FGDC compliant metadata for a specific layer, please email us: FGDC Metadata Request
 
Wake County GIS does not restrict the use of our data. You are welcome to use and/or redistribute the data. We prefer however, that you refer others to this site so that they can obtain the most current data.
 
Our FGDC Metadata records contain the following disclaimers:
 
Access Constraints: None

Use Constraints: "Wake County Geographic Information Services shall not be held liable for any errors in these data. This includes errors of omission, commission, errors concerning the content of the data, and relative and positional accuracy of the data. These data cannot be construed to be a legal document. Primary sources from which these data were compiled must be consulted for verification of information contained in these data."

Distribution Liability: “Wake County GIS is charged with the development and maintenance of the County's corporate geographic database and, in cooperation with other mapping organizations, is committed to offering its users accurate, useful, and current information about the County. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the database may be reflected in the data supplied. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. The use of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the County.”