Geologic Maps, Topographic Maps and Aerial Photographs for the State of North Carolina
This page provides information about maps and aerial photographs for the State of North Carolina that are available through the North Carolina Geological Survey.
1985 Geologic Map of North Carolina
1958 Geologic Map of North Carolina
Topographic Map of North Carolina
The popular USGS topographic quadrangle maps (often called 'topos' or 'quads') are available for the entire state. These maps are at a scale of 1:24,000, or 1-inch on the map equals about 2,000-feet on the ground. Also, each map covers 7.5-minutes of Latitude and Longitude. There are 953 topos in the state; we carry a complete inventory of all paper maps for the state. ORDER PAPER MAPS ONLINE HERE through the NC Geological Survey Shop.
Topographic Maps Covering North Carolina
The US Geological Survey has extensive information on topographic maps available here:
The USGS is starting to produce topographic map Digital Raster Graphics (DRG's) in GeoPDF format. These are expected to be completed by June, 2010 and some are available for download from the USGS here:
The following provides links to an overview of geological units in North Carolina and to published (paper) maps available through our Map and Publication Sales office.
We also encourage users to search for maps using the National Geologic Map Database.
Dr. Kenneth Taylor