The following is a list of all the new 2006 aerial imagery (MrSID 20:1 format) for Buncombe County. There are 3 different sizes 1” = 100’, 1” = 200’, and 1” = 400’ scale.
To help determine which grid you need to download, first look at the entire grid (download grid) of the county. You can also use our GIS website to locate the parcel and look at the grid online.
ArcGIS 9.2 Bug Notice
There is a bug in ArcGIS 9.2 that does not read the projection file correctly for the MrSID images. The units in the projection file are read as meters instead of feet, causing the image to be displayed in the wrong place. To fix this issue you have to clear the projection information for each image and then define it in ArcCatalog 9.2 as North Carolina State Plane Coordinate System, Nad83, Feet.
The following link is a suggested tool that will clear and then define the projection for multiple selected files in ArcCatalog: http://gisdownload.buncombecounty.org/AssignProjection.zip
2006 Aerial Imagery (grids)
Bureau of ID
20 Davidson Drive
Asheville, NC 28801
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. –5:30 p.m.