North Carolina Maps is made possible through a Library Services and Technology Act grant distributed through the State Library of North Carolina and North Carolina ECHO.

The initial planning and organization of the North Carolina Maps project was undertaken in 2005 and 2006 by a group including Dick Lankford, Druscie Simpson, and James Sorrell at the North Carolina State Archives; Bob Anthony, Nicholas Graham, Natasha Smith, and Cheryl Mason-Bolick at UNC-Chapel Hill; and KaeLi Schurr at the Outer Banks History Center. This group has continued to participate in and advise the project to date.

At the Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA), where the North Carolina Maps project is hosted, Nicholas Graham and John Blythe oversee the project with Natasha Smith, Head of Digital Publishing. Graduate assistants on the project have included Amanda Ross, Angela DiVeglia, Lindsay Matson, Adam Fielding and Liz Gregg. Nick Holdzkom, Jennie Sizemore, and Craig Dalton worked on georeferencing. All UNC-Chapel Hill maps were digitized by Lisa Gregory, Bill Richards, Wakefield Harper, Maia Call, and Fred Stipe in the Digital Production Center in the CDLA.

At the State Archives of North Carolina, Druscie Simpson led the map digitization effort, and James Sorrell was responsible for map description. Maps were digitized by Beth Orcutt. Archivist Rich Carney and graduate assistant Kristen Lipetzky also worked on the project.

At the Outer Banks History Center, Curator KaeLi Spears coordinated evaluation and digitization of maps. David Stick, the historian whose collection is at the heart of the Outer Banks History Center, met with the project planning group early in the process and offered his enthusiastic support for the digitization effort.

Many people at the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill have advised and assisted with the project, including staff members Jason Tomberlin, Harry McKown, and Joan Ferguson, and student assistants Ryan Presley and Sara Gault Loree.

Lesson plans and essays for K-12 teachers and students were prepared by Jennifer Job, a graduate student in the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill.