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

Most of the major GIS vendors do not yet provide PDF import capabilities. US Topo maps are derived from GIS data sets, are formatted as PDF for the benefit of non-specialist users, and we consider the product to be primarily an output of, rather than an input to, GIS.  However, we recognize the need for GIS-friendly symbolized maps, and we are working on a companion product that will provide US Topo content in Esri map packages.  We hope to start routine production of these map packages in 2014.
A partial work-around for the GIS load problem is to convert US Topo layers to GeoTIFF.

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