24 North Carolina counties to be photographed from above

24 North Carolina counties to be photographed from above

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Raleigh – Federal money will help capture 24 North Carolina counties, including Henderson, Transylvania, Graham and Cherokee, in aerial photos.

The photos will be used to update maps, N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall said in a news release today. Counties will use the $283,300 in federal grants this winter to buy equipment for high-resolution photography.

β€œOn-line digital maps are more accurate and current as a result of accessible imagery collected by local governments,” Marshall said.

Other counties getting grants this year include Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Caldwell, Caswell, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Harnett, Jones, Lenoir, Orange, Pender, Person, Robeson, Sampson, Stokes, Surry, Wayne, and Wilkes counties.