Maps & Tools

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department uses a number of spatial analysis tools to assist and manage planning efforts. Many of these tools are accessible on the internet, allowing the public a greater opportunity to participate in community planning.


Tutorial Videos:

The following videos show users how to use online tools to answer various land development and community planning questions.


 Virtual Charlotte
Community Planning

 Accela Citizens Access



Census Data:

  Census 2010 Census 2000


Online Mapping:
The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County’s interactive maps and applications are hosted in a central gallery. Please visit the gallery to explore all options. The Planning Department primarily uses the following maps and applications for planning efforts:

 Zoning HDC Cases ZBA Cases
 Neighborhood Organization Contact List Community Investment Transit Station Development
Council District Profiles



Data Sources:
Data for building permits, land development projects, rezonings and numerous other services are available through the City of Charlotte’s Open Data Portal and Mecklenburg County’s Open Mapping Portal.

 Open Mapping







GIS Coordinator
Ms. Jan Whitesell

Mr. Evan Lowry


City/County Map Gallery

Virtual Charlotte
(Google Mapping)

City Council Districts / Information

Zoning Maps