08/05/14 186 W - + 6 - 5 GeoSpatial Data on NC Fire Stations

Here's something interesting, geospatial data on North Carolina fire stations. This page of GIS data contains a zip file, which contains seven files that apparently work with GIS software. For the rest of us shmoes, the .dbf file can be opened in Excel. That's the largest of the files, 3.8 MB in size. Open Excel, open the file, and you'll see a spreadsheet with 1,947 fire station addresses!

But be cautious in your interpretation therein. For example, there four fire stations listed for the city of Zebulon. They are ZFD, Hopkins FD, and two Cornith-Holder stations in Johnston County. 

By city, the ten highest counts of fire station addresses:

By county, the five highest counts:

Don't want to mess with spreadsheets and data files? Tool over to FDmaps.com, the place to see maps and view information about North Carolina fire stations. You won't be disappointed.

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