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.



Census Data:



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:





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.








Research Program Manager
Mr. Steve Patterson


GIS Coordinator
Ms. Jan Whitesell

Mr. Evan Lowry

City/County Map Gallery

Virtual Charlotte
(Google Mapping)

City Council Districts / Information

Zoning Maps