GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Data Layer GraphicTitle: "Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000)" (2007)
Description: The North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the North Carolina Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, developed the GIS data set version of the Geology of North Carolina. 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. The geologic formation id is the only attribute present. There are two additional files which accompany this layer, dikes and faults. These should be used together with the Geology formations layer. All three files come together. (Refer to the cross references section for more detail on the dikes and faults). This data was created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions through use of a Geographic Information System (GIS).

Use the ESRI layer file = geol250_polygons_92.lyr for proper symbolization as depicted on the published 1985 map; link to field 'GEOCODE'.

A README file (txt) describes 2007 attribute updates and the "age_ref.dbf" file that is also available for download from the /NCOM200911 folder linked below.

Keywords and Themes: Dikes, Faults (Geology), General Geology, Geologic Maps
Filename Prefix: geol
FTP Download (NCSU Affiliates only):   
Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
Map Drive and FTP Help
Mapped Drive Folder: /cgia83/ncom200911/
Total size of data files: 7.2 MB
Data Type: Shapefile
Feature Type: Polygon
Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Carolina_FIPS_3200
Datum: North American Datum of 1983Map Units: Meters

Spatial Extent: North Carolina
Source Scale: 1:250000

Created by: NC DEHNR-Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey
Released by: NC Center for Geographic Information & Analysis
Content Date:
Published Date:

Collection Name: NC OneMap - 11/30/2009
Physical Location:
Call Number:
Acquired Date: Downloaded Nov 30, 2009
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Public download and possible updated data are available from NC OneMap

Links to Metadata, Documentation, and Mapping:

Record ID: 3031_NCOM0703