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How were cartographic decisions made at small scales?

USGS cartographers compared older USGS 1:100,000- and 1:250,000-scale series requirements, and for smaller scales, they compared popular base maps already in use. The goal for cartography was to have a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) experience when you download data or the US Topo product. Also, decisions were made to show features for which you could download and extract data, so there is no data at this time that cannot be downloaded other than transportation features from commercial road sources.

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