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Can I import a US Topo map into my geographic information system (GIS)?

Most GIS vendors do not yet provide geospatial PDF import capabilities. US Topo maps are derived from GIS data sets and are formatted as PDF for the benefit of non-specialist users. We consider the product to be primarily an output of, rather than an input to, GIS. However, we recognize the demand for symbolized maps in GIS, and are studying the feasibility of creating companion products that will provide US Topo content and presentation in GIS-friendly packages.


A partial work-around for the GIS load problem is to convert US Topo layers to GeoTIFF.

Tags: Maps, Topographic, Recreation, Quadrangle, GeoPDF, Scale