What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system that pulls information in about where things are with information about what those things are like. Unlike with a paper map, where “what you see is what you get,” a GIS map can combine many layers of information stored in a database, with one layer containing information about properties, another about water features, another about streets, etc.

Contact Information

Alamance County GIS
124 W. Elm St.
Graham, NC 27253

For Parcel Mapping Questions
Contact Foster Emmert

For Zoning Questions
Contact Dale Jackan

For Addressing Questions
Contact Katie Harper

To talk to the Director
Contact Marlena Isley
Phone: 336.570.4102

Alamance County GIS Mission:

  1. To make technology accessible for the public, for professionals and to county departments.
  2. To build a quality data repository for data sharing/maintenance via ArcGIS desktop, server, ArcGIS online, interactive GIS website, and thru data downloads.
  3. Promote the use of GIS data processing and analysis in order to manage growth, increase the quality of life, and improve emergency services.


ALAMANCE COUNTY shall assume no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of how caused; or any decision made or action taken or not taken by user in reliance upon any information or data furnished hereunder. The user knowingly waives any and all claims for damages against any and all of the entities comprising the Alamance County GIS System that may arise from the mapping data.

There are a few technical requirements you will need to meet in order to use this system.
Also, if you wish to place the GIS Online system in your favorites, please use this page since putting the actual system in your favorites will cause it not to function correctly.

Recommended Specifications:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
Mozillia & Chrome will work
Mac users should use Firefox

Please note that your system’s processor speed, memory and internet connection type may also affect the speed at which GIS data is displayed.

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