RALEIGH Jun 11, 2013 The NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA) released a new and improved NC OneMap Geospatial Portal on May 31. The Geospatial Portal, managed by CGIA, is an initiative of the NC Geographic Information Coordinating Council and provides comprehensive discovery and access to North Carolina’s geospatial data resources. The most anticipated addition is the release of the 2012 orthoimagery for 25 coastal counties, now available as an image service and for download. The 2012 coastal imagery was acquired as part of the NC Orthoimagery Program, funded by the NC 911 Board, to update imagery on a rotating basis over a four-year period. The Orthoimagery Program achieves public access to all statewide and regional imagery through NC OneMap. Up-to-date orthoimagery benefits a wide range of users, including private industry, public agencies, nongovernmental organizations, citizens, and educational institutions. Production of orthoimagery for 25 counties in the Eastern Piedmont region is in process and will be available on NC OneMap in early 2014. In addition, the NC OneMap Team added several new enhancements to the Geospatial Portal, responding to suggestions and requests by the North Carolina user community.