Maps for Cavers
Cavers make extensive use of maps in the pursuit of their speleological interests. And increasingly, digitized versions of the latest maps are available online or through various commercial software packages. This site assembles online mapping resources with a particular emphasis on maps useful to the Virginia Region (VAR) of the National Speleological Society.

Advances in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are improving the quality and flexibility of maps all the time. But these are not the maps used by early cavers to plot the caves they found. And often, data collected from old maps does not translate accurately to the modern equivalent. So whether for research purposes, or just plain old nostalgia, it's worthwhile to hold on to these historic maps and make them available for use. Importantly, the old geology maps, while 75 years or more older, are often the most detailed record of cave bearing strata avialable to the casual caver.


Historic 15 Minute Topographic Quads

West Virginia

Alderson
NW NE SW SE

Antietam
NW NE SW SE

Belington
NW NE SW SE

Berryville
NW NE SW SE

Bland
NW NE SW SE

Bluefield
NW NE SW SE

Bramwell
NW NE SW SE

Bruceton
NW NE SW SE

Callaghan
NW NE SW SE

Capon Bridge
NW NE SW SE

Cass
NW NE SW SE

Circleville
NW NE SW SE

Clintonville
NW NE SW SE

Davis
NW NE SW SE

Edinburg
NW NE SW SE

Elk Garden
NW NE SW SE

Flintstone
NW NE SW SE

Fort Seybert
NW NE SW SE

Frostburg
NW NE SW SE

Gerrardstown
NW NE SW SE

Greenland Gap
NW NE SW SE

Hancock
NW NE SW SE

Hanging Rock
NW NE SW SE

Horton
NW NE SW SE

Keyser
NW NE SW SE

Kingwood
NW NE SW SE

Lobelia
NW NE SW SE

Marlinton
NW NE SW SE

Martinsburg
NW NE SW SE

McDowell
NW NE SW SE

Mingo
NW NE SW SE

Moorefield
NW NE SW SE

Morgantown
NW NE SW SE

Narrows
NW NE SW SE

Onego
NW NE SW SE

Orkney Springs
NW NE SW SE

Parsons
NW NE SW SE

Pearisburg
NW NE SW SE

Petersburg
NW NE SW SE

Pickens
NW NE SW SE

Pocahontas
NW NE SW SE

Richwood
NW NE SW SE

Ronceverte
NW NE SW SE

Sago
NW NE SW SE

Spruce Knob
NW NE SW SE

Thornton
NW NE SW SE

Waiteville
NW NE SW SE

Wardensville
NW NE SW SE

Warm Springs
NW NE SW SE

White Sulfur Springs
NW NE SW SE

Williamsport
NW NE SW SE

Virginia


Historic Geologic Maps

These maps have been scanned and stored in MrSid format.
The GeoViewer viewing software from LizardTech is required to view these files.
Download GeoViewer (6MB) here .

West Virginia

Grant County Greenbrier County Pendleton County Pocahontas County
Randolph County Tucker County Upshur County Webster County


Online Maps and Map Data Sources


Select Germany Valley IR Orthophoto Grabs

Assembled by Devin S. Kouts