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GIS & Mapping

GIS & Mapping

GIS and Mapping Plan for Union County

Union County developed a master plan to have a system where all county departments will have access to GIS software and data. Rather than maintaining incompatible hard copy maps, each department will be maintaining information in GIS. Once GIS has been implemented, the county offices will be able to store and manipulate information in a very efficient manner.

What types of data can I find on your maps for download?

There are many types of data including information about highways, drain basins, libraries, zip codes, polling sites and much more. Visit our links to our Downloadable GIS Data webpage or our Standard Maps page.

Can I request custom maps?

Paper or digital maps are available by request. Call 704-292-2619 or email the GIS Department at with map requests. If the map requires creation of a new map or new data, modification of existing data or data analysis, an additional fee will be added to the cost of the map. An estimate of the amount of time and cost will be provided by a GIS staff member and agreed to by the customer before the project is started.

Completion of the map will be at the discretion of the GIS department, given that Union County staff and other government staff requests are given priority over public projects.

Payment must be made before the map is given to the customer.

The hourly rate for custom maps is $35.00, with a minimum charge of $35.00. After the first hour, time will be rounded to the half hour. In addition to the hourly rate, printing costs will apply. For details, please refer to our Custom Map Fee Schedule.


How often is GIS data updated?

  • The most current Orthophotography (geometrically corrected aerial photography) was flown in February 2015.
  • Land boundaries are updated by the Tax Assessor’s Office by December 31 for the previous year.
  • The GIS & Mapping Department updates our land parcel files weekly and posts the new file to the website each weekend. This includes recorded annexations provided by the Board of Elections.

What software does the GIS department use?
The Union County GIS is currently using the Esri line of products.

What is the best way to view GoMAPS?
GoMaps 4.0 works in all modern browsers. This includes desktop and mobile Chrome and Safari as well as desktop Firefox and Internet Explorer versions 10+.

Is GoMAPS a source for legal land parcel description?
No; the data on GoMAPS and in the GIS department is of map quality and does not replace a survey. The GIS data is collected only for tax purposes. For a copy of deeds and recorded surveys, please visit the Register of Deeds.

Who should I contact if I know of an error in land parcel data?
Land boundaries are updated by the Tax Assessor’s Office.

Why can’t I buy/download utility data?
Utility data is protected under general statute and cannot be distributed in digital format. Contact Luke Fawcett for utility data in print format.

Where can I get information about the Monroe Bypass?
For information, contact the NC Turnpike Authority

Disclaimer – please read before downloading data or maps

The purpose of the Union County GIS Parcel Access program is to provide data containing geographic information about Union County. In the preparation of this data, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible. However, inadvertent errors can occur and information placed on the data is not intended to replace any official source.

This information is presented "as is" and without warranties, either expressed or implied. Users are advised that their use of any County online application is at their own risk. Union County assumes no responsibility for any decision made or any actions taken by the user based upon information obtained from this website.

The user agrees that Union County shall be held harmless from all actions, claims, damages or judgments arising from the use of Union County data obtained from this website. Certain data on this website is maintained by third parties over whom Union County has no control. As such, Union County makes no representation as to the accuracy, appropriateness or any other aspect of the information contained in the data.

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Contact Information

GIS & Mapping Services
500 N. Main Street, Suite 843
Monroe, NC 28112


About GIS & Mapping Services

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer system capable of creating, storing, managing, analyzing and displaying geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports and charts.

GIS Manager

Bryan McFadden
Phone: 704-292-2619

GIS Analysts

Kristin Bullock
Phone: 704-283-3597

Anthony Merrell
Phone: 704-283-3833