Maps & Tools

The Planning, Design & Development 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.

​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:

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




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

Charlotte Explorer

Zoning Maps