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Durham, NC Launches New Development Tracking Map


In Durham County, residents and developers now have access to a new, mapping website designed to give both the location and information about every billboard, cemetery, or communication tower in Durham County.

In Durham County, residents and developers now have access to a new, mapping website designed to give both the location and information about every billboard, cemetery, or communication tower. 

Thanks to efforts by the Research Section of the Durham City-County Planning Department and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division of the City’s Department of Technology Solutions, the new website enables easier searching for these records by either type or street address.

According to T.E. Austin, planning supervisor with the Durham City-County Planning Department, interdepartmental cooperation has yielded a searchable database that has been in demand for quite some time. “Before this database existed, anyone looking for this type of information had to go to several sources, some of which were only available in our office,” Austin said.  “Now, you can simply search for this information online. Through innovative cooperation and technology, this new database will provide improved service to the residents of Durham.”

According to Marcus Bryant, GIS manager with the City’s Department of Technology Solutions, the capabilities of the database will only broaden in the future. “The plan is to incorporate additional search criteria and selections to the new mapping service, including zoning map changes, site plans, and more,” Bryant said.

To view the new mapping site, visit the Durham City-County Planning Department webpage and select “Development Tracking Map” or directly at http://gisweb.durhamnc.gov/durhammaps/planning/viewer/index.html. For additional information about the new mapping site, contact Tyler Waring, GIS analyst with the City’s Department of Technology Solutions, at (919) 560-4137, ext. 28218 or email at tyler.waring@durhamnc.gov. 

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