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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.
Geology of North Carolina
[Legend for lithology colors]
View:
Show in a web browser window:
https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/map.html
Show in Google Earth or download KML:
List geologic units by state or county
Show in your GIS using OGC WMS:
https://mrdata.usgs.gov/services/nc?service=WMS&version=1.1.1&request=GetCapabilities& [Instructions]
Download:
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]
Metadata:
[Outline] - [Questions & Answers] - [Plain text]
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map
Publication:
USGS Open-File Report 2005-1323
Preliminary integrated geologic map databases for the United States : Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1323/
Methodology:
Detailed report of data standardization procedures
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1323/documents/CONUSdocumentation.pdf
GIS style files:
Methods used to create several styles for lithology or geologic time
http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1314/
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.

Geologic units in North Carolina

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