Additional Resources

The Wake Soil & Water Conservation District is well known for its high-quality sources of information. Consultants, environmental engineers, surveyors and real estate agents look to us for our historic aerial photography, GIS data layers and custom maps to fulfill their environmental assessment requirements. The Map Room located in the District office is well used, with more than 200 individuals per year using this resource. 

Historical Aerial Photography

Notice: Due to renovations in the Agriculture Services Building, the Map Room is closed until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Historical Aerial Photo

The aerial photos cannot be taken out of the office, but copies can be made using the District's copier. 

Full sets of Wake County aerial photos are available for the following years: 

Year  

Scale 

1949  

1 in = 1732 ft  

1954  

1 in  =1320 ft  

1965  

1 in = 1320 ft  

1971  

1 in = 660 ft  

1981  

1 in = 1320 ft  

1988  

1 in = 1320 ft  

1993  

1 in = 2000 ft 

 

Wake County Soil Survey

Cover of Wake County soil survey book

Individual soil survey map sheets from the 1970 Wake County Soil Survey are available in the Map Room. A limited number of soil survey books are also available upon request. 

A digital copy of the 1970 Wake County Soil Survey is available to be viewed and downloaded. Wake County Soil Survey Manuscript.  In order to view the individual soil survey map sheets, click on the blue hyperlink titled "Index to map sheets" at the bottom of the left hand bookmarks in the PDF.  Then, click on the numbered box around the specific area you are interested in on the map to see the individual soil survey sheet.  Note: If you are having trouble viewing the maps in the PDF, please try using Internet Explorer as the web browser. 

For the most current and up-to-date soil survey information, please visit the NRCS Web Soil Survey to access soil data.