short videos with audio (about 1:30 to 3 minutes each) provide a
quick overview of the features and capabilities of HPOWEB
the State Historic Preservation Office online GIS service.
Additional videos will be added over time.
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Video 1: Welcome
Overview of how HPOWEB can be used.
HPOGIS Resources 3:32
Historic property and district layers on the map, their symbols;
turning layers on and off.
Occasionally all the HPO resource layers may not be loaded when
you first open HPOWEB. This graphic shows you how to check.
Place your cursor over the HPOGIS Layers tab to see the list. If
all the layers are not present, simply click the
reload/refresh button on your browser to restart HPOWEB, and
Video 3: Navigation
Moving around the map and zooming in and out.
Video 4: Background
different backgrounds against which to view the resources:
Street, Aerial, Topo, and Light Gray. Using HPO base map data:
DOT roads with numbers, county and municipal boundaries, and the
USGS map grid.
Finding Addresses 1:54
Using an address to zooming to a specific location; viewing a
site from the road with Google Street View or from an oblique
angle above it with Microsoft Bing Bird's Eye.
One-Click Information 1:34
on any historic resource to view a pop-up information window
displaying the resource name, designation type and year,
description, location, and perhaps even a "glamor shot"
Enhanced Searching 2:32
Search for properties and districts by
name, site number, county, and/or description. View the results
in a table, and export your results to a CSV or TXT file to open
in other software.
8: Super-Charged Graphical Searching
The Advanced User version of HPOWEB allows you to search
resources using the Location and Quad Name fields, as well as
multiple descriptive terms. Also learn how to use a graphical
search in conjunction with a text search.
Helpful Links 1:48
Built-in links to the pages you'll reference the most: an
alphabetical list of National Register nomination forms, HPO
staff contact information, our Facebook page, and instructions
for mobile users.
10: Latitude/Longitude Support 1:06
HPOWEB displays constantly-updating latitude
and longitude coordinates on-screen and gives you the X and Y of
every historic resource.
11: Zoom to Places 2:42
Quickly zoom to a secondary road, town, county,
a particular quad, or a geographic feature (like a river,
mountain, or crossroads community) that you might see on a USGS
12: Annotating the Map and Enhanced Printing
study areas, add text, and print your map to a variety of format
types (PDF, PNG, JPG) in letter or landscape orientation.
13: 50,000 More Surveyed Places 2:09
We have mapped
61,000 historic resources across North Carolina (including
virtually all the National Register, Study List, and Determined
Eligible listings). However, there are approximately 50,000
additional surveyed historic resources, whose mapped locations
are, as of yet, unverified. View these unverified locations in
the Advanced User version of HPOWEB.
14: Upload Map Services 2:09
Add web map services of historical aerial imagery and our
40-year collection of marked-up USGS topo quads on the fly.
15: Upload Shapefiles
It’s back! Savvy GIS users will be thrilled to know that the Upload
tool from our initial HPOWEB launch has
returned. No need to reproject your data. Just zip it, upload
it, and view your shapefiles right inside HPOWEB!
16: Capture/Go to
Need to know the State Plane coordinates or UTMs of a historic
resource? Use this tool and simply click the map! Have a UTM and
don’t know where it is? The same tool will rescue you. Just type
in the coordinates and be whisked away!
17: Mobile Use
Stream HPO data into your mobile device in just a few, simple
steps. Works on Android and iOS devices ... and it's free.
Report problems with
mapped features. Access information about the coverage of
mapping in a county and any problems encountered in mapping
19: Am I in a District? 3:05
Determine if a property is
in a National Register Historic District, a Local Historic
District, or both.
20: Using HPOWEB for Environmental Review 3:46
Utilize the tools explained in
other videos - Upload Shapefiles
, and Annotating the Map
perform an Environmental Review on a fictitious new Outer Banks
bridge to Corolla.
21: Using HPOWEB to create GIS data for Section 106 review projects (Part 1 of 3) 4:58
In video 1 of this three-part series, consultants without access to GIS software can learn how to use HPOWEB to create GIS points for their historic structure survey reports.
22: Using HPOWEB to create GIS data for Section 106 review projects (Part 2 of 3) 4:56
In video 2 of this three-part series, learn how to create - and deliver to the HPO - GIS boundaries of proposed historic districts and individually-eligible DOE'd properties.
23: Using HPOWEB to create GIS data for Section 106 review projects (Part 3 of 3) 4:53
In video 3 of this three-part series, learn how to correct any mistakes you may have made in the GIS data you've just created.
NCHPO County GIS Data Disclaimers
Provides detailed description of level of completion and mapping
issues for each county.
NC Survey Status Report
A detailed account of historic property surveys and National
Register district nominations since 1970.