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North Carolina geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in North Carolina, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.

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Show in a web browser window:

Show in Google Earth or other KML viewer:

ncgeol.kml (Uncompressed, 9.2M)

ncgeol.kmz (Compressed, 3.3M)

List geologic units by state or county

Show in your GIS using OGC web services:

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/nc (WMS, version 1.3.0)

https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/nc (WFS, version 1.1.0)

Use lithology_symbology.lyr ArcGIS layer file to symbolize lithology when using WFS

Download

Content Download Format
Geological attributes NCcsv.zip CSV format
Geologic units NCgeol_dd.zip Shapefile, polygon
Faults NCfaults_dd.zip Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology lith6_2.style ArcMap Style [Instructions]

Documentation

Metadata:

Outline - Questions & Answers - Plain text - XML
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map

Publication

Sources

The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998, Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000), coverage data file geol250. The data represents the digital equivalent of the official State Geology map (1:500,000 scale), but was digitized from (1:250,000 scale) base maps.

Water polygons that are generated when standard state base map is used.

Related topics

Geologic units in North Carolina