US Topo

US Topo maps (and also the maps of the Historical Topographic Map Collection) can be downloaded free of charge from three applications: 1) The "Map Locator and Downloader" application at the USGS Store website.2) The National Map Viewer 3) A text query...
The production of US Topos follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP). USGS intends to refresh the map series for the conterminous United States once every 3 years. The first 3-year production cycle was 2010-...
Publication of 1:25,000-scale US Topo maps in Alaska began in July 2013.  The production schedule is determined by availability of IFSAR elevation data and SPOT imagery provided by the Alaska Statewide Digital Mapping Initiative.  412 maps were produced ...
Yes, prior editions of topographic maps have been scanned and published as the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection. These map images are published as GeoPDF, and can be downloaded free of charge through the same public interfaces that serve US...
Except for the following three cases, these maps have no copyright:Most maps contain commercially licensed road data for all areas outside National Forests (roads inside National Forests are public domain data provided by the US Forest Service). The...
GeoPDF is a TerraGo Technologies published extension to the Adobe PDF file format. GeoPDF is not a separate format; any GeoPDF conforms to the base PDF specification, and GeoPDF files can be used as plain PDF files.Learn more about GeoPDF: Wikipedia 
US Topo is intended to serve map users who are not GIS specialists. The priority design objectives were to create a traditional topographic map, in a digital format that can be displayed on any normal office computer without specialized software, and...
Users can interact with the map on a computer screen without GIS software or expertise. For example, ground coordinates in a variety of reference systems can be displayed, and ground distances can be measured. Full functionality requires Adobe Reader...
Yes, it is possible to convert GeoPDF to GeoTIFF, but all the methods we know of have some drawbacks, particularly for layered PDFs like US Topo maps. Two methods for separating US Topo layers and reformatting as GeoTIFF are documented in a paper. Both...
Yes. The following applies to both US Topo maps and the Historical Topographic Map Collection.Though we have no point-and-click interface to download multiple maps, bulk delivery by county, State, geographic rectangle (lat/lng bounding box), or the...