Welcome to the Haywood County GIS Map Viewer
The site was designed by:
Highland Mapping Inc.
Banner Elk, NC 28604
We currently support the following browsers:
|Draw a box around the area where you want to zoom in.|
|Click once and it will zoom out by a standard amount. If you draw a box it will zoom out in proportion to the box that you draw. For example a smaller box will result in zoom out a greater distance.|
|Click on the area of the map where you want to move. Click and drag way from the area.|
Click on the Button and it will zoom to the full extent of the Haywood County.
Click on a feature on the map. All features that intersect that point will be identified. The results will be display in a box to the left of the map.
Clicking on this button will change the map extent to your last map extent. It serves as a back key for the map.
Clicking on this button will change the map extent to your next map extent, if you have already used the "Previous" button to go back a map extent. This can be useful if you are toggling between two or more extents in the map.
Clicking on this button will bring up the measure toolbar in the top left part of the screen.
Click on the map to select a parcel.
Click this tool to clear the graphics on the map and to clear any search results in the side panels.
- Drag the mouse to pan
- Mouse Scroll Forward to zoom in
- Mouse Scroll Backward to zoom out
- SHIFT + Drag the mouse to zoom in
- SHIFT + CTRL + Drag the mouse to zoom out
- SHIFT + Click to recenter
- Double Click to Center and Zoom in
- SHIFT + Double Click to Center and Zoom in
- Use arrow keys to pan
- Use + key to zoom in a level
- Use - key to zoom out a level
Measure Distances and Areas
The Haywood County Online Maps System allows a user to interactively query distances and areas on the map. The distances will be returned in feet, square feet, and acreage or alternatively in miles, square miles and acreage.
- Click on the measure tool in the main toolbar to show the measure dialog box. It will appear in the left center of the screen, positioned at the default edge of where the identify or search dialog will appear.
- Once the measure dialog is visible you can check whether you want to have your results as miles or feet. The default is to get you measurement in feet.
- Make a mouse click on the map at he location on the map where you want start your measurements.
- A round point graphic will appear and as a move the mouse, the distance in feet or miles appears in the first box of the measure tool bar.
- When you reach the desired distance or to the desired location of the first point make another mouse click to complete your first line.
- If you want to measure the area you would continue making two point lines until you create a graphic of the desired area you want to measure.
- When you are finished double click the mouse or hit the red close button on the toolbar.
- Multiple polygons are not supported.
Find an Address
The search for address feature of the website will search for an existing structure in out GIS System. You click on the Find an Address link on the black toolbar below the title. This will open the Find an Address dialog in the left side panel. You simply type in the address you are looking for and press search. If you want to use a community to further narrow down your search, choose the community from the drop down box labeled City.
Search results will display below. You can click on the search result to zoom to that location.
The address textbox has built in intellisense, so when you type in more than 2 letters of the address the system will query our database for matching records and display a list of them in a box below the textbox. When you choose one of the addresses from the list, it will query on that address at display the search results below.
Search for Parcel Information
This website is designed to allow citizens to search and display information about parcels in Haywood County. There are a number of ways that this can be accomplished. The most obvious ways is to click on the search button at the far left of the search. This will bring up a dialog box on the left side of the page that gives you a number of choices for searching. The default is to search by owner name, but you can also search by deed, Parcel Identification Number (PIN)
In our tax system, owner names are stored in Last Name, First Name format, so when you enter in the name, start with the last name. The box marked Company Name will search both companies and individuals. We have also wired it up to do an intellisense or autocomplete search as you begin typing the name. You need to type the first four letters before the intellisense search will begin. It will appear in a box below the Company Name text box. If you choose one of the choices it will automatically search the GIS System for the search string. If you don't want to use the intellisense search, just click the search button when you have finished typing.
If you are having trouble finding the name, you can choose the bottom two searches boxes which differentiate between last name and first name. This is not associated with any intellisense search.
If you want to search something that appears in the middle of the owner name (i.e. a contains search), you need to place a wildcard (%) at the beginning of the line. For instance to find an owner name with the work "Bakery" in the title you would type in "%Bakery" in the company name textbox. This would tell the system to locate any owner that has "Bakery" in the title.
If you know the deed that you want to search on, click on the link to the deed tab in the search dialog. This appears second in the list at the top of the search dialog box.
Enter the deed, book and then page in the appropriate text boxes and then click search.
Parcel Idenitification Number (PIN)
Haywood County uses a ten digit identification number to track parcels in the GIS and tax information system. The number is derived by a calculation based on the geographic center point of the parcel. It has a format of four digits dash two digits dash four digits or XXXX-XX-XXXX or (8701-64-8013). It is neccessary to put the dashes in the pin to get a result back from the GIS.
The advanced search tab allows you to search parcel information on multiple attributes or a geographic area. In the advanced search you can search by Last Sale Date, Sale Price, Subdivision, and Acreage. Both Sale Price and Acreage allow you to enter in a minimum and maximum value.
The subdivision search also has intellisense built into the text box so that you can get a list of available subdivision in Haywood County. Since there are nearly 900 subdivisions in Haywood County will can not show you an entire list in a combo box, but if you type in the first three letters of the name the system will display the available subdivisions that start with that text.
You can also limit the search results to just the current extent of the map by checking on the Limit to Current Extent check box. You must also use one the other criteria to use this option, but if you want to get all the parcels in the extent, just enter in some absurdly large or absurdly small acreage in the max or min acreage text boxes.
Please note that the searches are limited to a maximum of 500 records.
Use Identify Dialog to select a parcel
You may also find a parcel by using the identify dialog at the location where you click on the mouse. The default setting of this tool searches on the parcel layer and returns detail information of the parcel or parcels located at the location. This tool can also be used to search other layers such as elevation and School Attendance Zones. Choose the layer you want to select on from the drop down box at the top of the dialog.
Selecting a parcel by Interactive Select Tool
The tool on the toolbar allows you to select individual parcels by clicking on the map. It is similar to the identify tool, but using this tool and holding the Shift key you can select multiple parcels and show them in the search result list.
Anytime one of the search methods results in more than one parcel selected you get a list of records in a search result(except for the identify dialog which handles multiple selected records differently). The search result items show just the basic information identifying the parcel, the Owner name and the street address of the property. Each search result item has a set of links below the record that allow you to Zoom to the parcel and show more Details on the parcel.
The more options are the same options found at the bottom of a detail page. It allows you to do following with the parcel
- View Tax Card - will link you to the landing page for our tax card. If a tax card exists for the page it will show you a link to the record. If more than one tax card exists, it will show you multiple links.
- Adjoiners - This tool will do a spatial query on the parcel and select all the parcels that touch that particular parcel. The results will display in another panel on the search result screen. To get back to the search results, click on the results button on the black toolbar.
- Show Comparable Sales - by clicking this link the side panel will display the Advanced Search dialog. Below the search criteria will be the values for those attributes from the current parcel. You can select a search distance and do a search and see if another parcel with similar characteristics is located close by.
- Show Location in Google Maps - Clicking this link will open a new page showing the current location in google maps. From here you can use google tools to route to the location, show the streetview, etc. Make sure you allow popup for this site.
Working with all the search results
The menu at the top of the search results allow you to work with the entire selected set. You can zoom to all the records, clear rhe selected records, and export all the records to a comma delimited file which can be read in excel.
If you choose the print button on the main toolbar and the search result dialog is visible, you will get a formatted list of the search results below the printed map.
For an example of a print map with information from the search results dialog, click here.
By clicking on the details, link on a search result or item or if you only select one parcel, you will get the detail dialog in the left side panel. This dialog shows detailed information about the selected parcel. This information is a snapshot of the information found in our tax system. It is updated regularly, but may not reflect the most recent change. Please check with the tax office for the most up to date information.
For more information on the detail menu see above.
If you choose the print button on the main toolbar and the details dialog is visible, you will get a printable map with the parcel details formatted along the left side. If you only want a regular map with the selected parcel, close the left side panel dialog.
For an example of a print map with information from the detail dialog, click here.
Printing a Map
In this version of our GIS map viewer we have simplified the process for printing a map. Now all printing is done by clicking the print button on the main map toolbar.
There are three print maps available through this site.
1. The basic print map will print when you click on the print icon with out any detail or parcel identification infomation showing in the side panel. This map is in PDF format, Landscape Orientation, and has a size of 8.5 x 11.
2. If you have either selected parcel with the parcel select tool, or choosen the details link on a search resuls, or identified a parcel and you choose the print icon on the tool bar or you choose the "print 8.5 x 11 map" link on the parcel detail menu, you will get a 8.5 x 11 landscape map with detail information about the parcel on the right side of the PDF.
3. If you have an Adjoiners list visible in the side panel and you click the print icon or you click the print 8.5 x 14 Adjoiners Map Link on the Adjoiners list screen you will get a 8.5 x 14 Landscape Oriented PDF map with the PIN, Owner name (from the Owner_1 field in the database) and the Legal Desc as a list along the right side of the PDF.
Managing the layer on the map
You can munipulate the view of the map by turning on and off layers and changing the background.
First, to change the background of the map, use the green buttons on the right side of the map. This will change the primary background of the map to one of our predefined map layers. The choices are standard map, 2006 Aerial Photos, and Terrain.
Next, you can turn on and off any non-background layer, by choosing the Manage Map Layers link on the black navigation panel below the logo. Simply click on the check box next to the layer you want to turn off.