TopoQuest Logo
Do you find TopoQuest useful?
Help keep TopoQuest running and adding new maps/features by donating!
Bitcoin:  19c7KJd3qBynnjoSw5npx9KScwjBe4ifkT
Litecoin:  LXs6TkuXGGXo1vDsWCkWVdjQX94eUKd6ui
Home View Maps Find Maps Find Places Resources & Links

Welcome to the TopoQuest Map Viewer!
Old Blowing Rock Water Supply Dam, NC is a dam located in Watauga County at N36.14282° W81.67210° (NAD83). This is the nearest place in the USGS place names database to the center of the map view below.  Look below the map view for a list of other places and locations that are visible within this map view.  If you need to locate a landmark or feature, you can search for its location on our Find Places page.  If you need to locate a specific USGS topographic map, try our Find Maps page.

USGS Map Name:  Boone, NC    Map MRC: 36081B6
Map Center:  N36.14282°  W81.67210°    Datum: NAD83    Zoom: 4m/pixel

Places Within This Map View:
Place Type Coordinates (click to center)
Old Blowing Rock Water Supply DamDamN36.14282° W81.67210°
Flat Top BranchStreamN36.14291° W81.66927°
Chetola Lake DamDamN36.13874° W81.67038°
Chetola LakeReservoirN36.13811° W81.67241°
Penley BranchStreamN36.14513° W81.66649°
Camp CatawbaLocaleN36.14985° W81.66872°
Blowing RockPopulated PlaceN36.13513° W81.67761°
Blowing Rock Post OfficePost OfficeN36.13458° W81.67709°
WOIX-AM (Blowing Rock)TowerN36.14902° W81.66316°
Blowing Rock High SchoolSchoolN36.13263° W81.67594°
Cone Lake DamDamN36.14180° W81.68316°
Woodlawn CemeteryCemeteryN36.15068° W81.66399°
Blowing Rock City ParkParkN36.13374° W81.67899°
Blowing Rock Elementary SchoolSchoolN36.13235° W81.67677°
Blowing Rock Police DepartmentBuildingN36.13379° W81.67928°
Ski MountainPopulated PlaceN36.15207° W81.66455°
Bass LakeReservoirN36.14132° W81.68437°
Echo ParkPopulated PlaceN36.13096° W81.66844°
Green CemeteryCemeteryN36.14484° W81.65982°
Blowing Rock Volunteer Rescue Squad Ambulance ServiceBuildingN36.13016° W81.67110°
Blowing Rock Volunteer Fire DepartmentBuildingN36.13003° W81.67093°
Town of Blowing RockCivilN36.12910° W81.67133°
Sumpter Cabin CreekStreamN36.15041° W81.65955°
Heart Lake DamDamN36.14513° W81.68816°
Mount Bethel ChurchChurchN36.13013° W81.66177°
Heart LakeReservoirN36.14510° W81.68884°
Mayview ParkPopulated PlaceN36.13041° W81.68622°
Moses H Cone Memorial ParkParkN36.15457° W81.68761°
Cone CemeteryCemeteryN36.15651° W81.68594°

Note: Coordinates listed above are datum selected on the sidebar.
Click on map to:
Zoom In Zoom in (x2)
Zoom Out Zoom out (x2)
Pan Re-center

Map contents:
Choose Automatically
Overall Coverage
1:24K Coverage (US)
1:24K Topo maps (US)
1:50K Coverage (Canada)
1:50K Topo maps (Canada)
1:100K Coverage (US)
1:100K Topo maps (US)
1:250K Coverage (US)
1:250K Topo maps (US)
Satellite 1m Coverage (US)
Satellite 1m (US)

Zoom level:
1m per pixel (Sat)
2m per pixel (Sat)
4m per pixel
8m per pixel
16m per pixel
32m per pixel
64m per pixel
128m per pixel
256m per pixel
512m per pixel
1km per pixel
2km per pixel
4km per pixel
10km per pixel

Map Size:
Small'ish (512x512)
Medium Rare (768x768)
Grande! (1024x1024)
Extra Grande! (1280x1280)


Coordinate format:
Nddd.ddd°  Wddd.ddd°
Nddd°mm.m'  Wddd°mm.m'
Nddd°mm' ss"  Wddd° mm' ss"

Draw crosshair at center

Note (5/31/2016) - Want a crosshair at the center coordinates of the map?  A number of people have asked, so that option has been added!

Note (6/26/2013) - Map sizes are now larger, and an extra-large (1280x1280) option has been added as well.

Note (8/18/2010) - The transition to the new TopoQuest server is now complete.  Aside from a glitch that affected the TopoZone alternative map.asp script much of Monday (8/17/2010) afternoon and evening, all went pretty smoothly.  Response time of the TopoQuest website overall should be much snappier, and addition of more 1m satellite / aerial imagery is back underway!

Note (8/2/2010) - Full USGS 1:100K and 1:250K topographic map coverage of the continental US is now completed and online.  Plus, I have the new TopoQuest server under construction with a 9TB RAID6 disk array to continue adding satellite/aerial photo coverage.  Yay!

Note (7/21/2009) - Locations of places of interest (from the USGS placenames database) within the map area you are viewing are now listed below the map when viewing at 64m/pixel or below.  You can click the name of the place to go to its description page, or click the coordinates to recenter your map view on that place.

Note (6/1/2009) - We've started adding 1m/pixel aerial and satellite imagery, starting with Oregon and slowly branching out from there.  Please be patient, it takes a very long time to download and process all this imagery, as well as huge amounts of disk space!

Note (3/07/2009) - We've started adding 1:100K and 1:250K scale USGS topographic maps, starting with southern Oregon and moving out from there.  Coverage will be a bit sparse at first while we crank up automated processing of map tiles at these topographic map scales.  To view 1:100K and 1:250K scale topos, you'll need to manually select them from the sidebar (the Choose Automatically selection will not select these map scales until we have more coverage).  You can use the coverage map types to see what areas we've already processed and have online.  Also note that satellite photo coverage isn't meant to be particularly useful at this point, it's just (very) experimental.

Note (7/31/2008) - We've started adding 1:50K scale topographic maps of Canada, starting with British Columbia.  The Canadian topographic map coverage is still a bit experimental, and integration into the map viewer still needs a little work.  The map viewer will not yet automatically select the 1:50K scale topographic maps, so if you're trying to view maps in Canada, you may need to manually switch to the 1:50K Topo Maps selection in the Map Contents section of the sidebar.

Note (4/15/2008) - With the demise of non-subscription access to TopoZone (now merged with, a subscription service), we're scrambling to process all topographic maps for the US and make them available as quickly as possible.  We now have four Linux PC's crunching map data 24/7 to produce and index map data continuously.  We should be adding approximately fifteen 1 degree x 1 degree blocks of map data (approximately 1000 individual 7.5 minute 1:24000 topo maps) per day.  We're starting with southern Oregon (because that's where we live!) and northern California and branching out from there.

TopoZone URL Replacement
Do you have a Topozone map URL that you want to convert to the TopoQuest equivalent?  Simply replace with in the URL, and you'll get the equivalent map as what Topozone used to produce!  We have more details on using TopoQuest as a Topozone alternative on our Topozone Replacement page.

Copyright (C) 2008-2018 Ryan Niemi / Sunset Dynamics ... All Rights Reserved