Catawba County coordinated with the municipalities
to develop and implement an Address Points Layer.
This layer allows every address in the county to be assigned to a specific point. One of the goals of this layer is to have the address points inside their corresponding structure. This is an ongoing project.
The development of this layer did not change addressing responsibilities. The municipalities are responsible for addresses in their Planning Jurisdications and the County is responsible for addresses in its jurisdiction.
The Address Points will be used by the E911 Communciations Center
. The GIS Real Estate and School Locator applications currently use the Address Points for their address searches.
Prior to the development of the Address Points Layer, addresses were associated with a parcel. This layer associates addresses with a point on a parcel, and allows properties to contain multiple addresses.