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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

 

Topographic Maps

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.

Additional ordering information

1:250,000 scale map index     
1:100,000 scale map index
       1:24,000 scale map index

               STATEWIDE TOPO INDEX                       STATEWIDE STATE PARKS TOPO INDEX

                                  STATEWIDE GAME LANDS TOPO INDEX

Topographic Maps Covering North Carolina

The US Geological Survey has extensive information on topographic maps available here:
http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/booklets/usgsmaps/usgsmaps.html#Topographic%20Maps 

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:
http://store.usgs.gov.

More information on this product and process can be found here:
http://store.usgs.gov/locator/about_digital_maps.html

Geologic Maps

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.

   

Aerial Photographs

Other Data Links

  • NC OneMap
    NC OneMap is the State Clearinghouse for geospatial information. Here you can find vector data, digital raster graphics for the state, and several vintages of aerial photography for the state, as well as individual county coverage.
     
  • National Geologic Map Database. Search for geologic maps from North Carolina here.
     

Contact Information

Dr. Kenneth Taylor
1612 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-1612.
919.707.9211
kenneth.b.taylor@ncdenr.gov.

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