US Topo

US Topo maps (and also the maps of the Historical Topographic Map Collection) can be downloaded free of charge, in PDF format, from three applications: 1) The Map Locator and Downloader application at the USGS Store website.2) The National Map Viewer and...
Yes. The following applies to both US Topo maps and the Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC). We have no point-and-click interface to download multiple maps, but bulk delivery by county, State, geographic rectangle (lat/lng bounding box), or the...
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....
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...
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...
The original USGS 7.5-minute topographic map series (1945-1992) included feature classes that are not yet shown on US Topos. Examples include recreational trails, pipelines, power lines, survey markers, many types of boundaries, and many types of...
Send email to ustopo@usgs.gov. Please include the following information:1) The map title, State, and date (from the lower right corner of the map face).2) Description of the error.3) Location of the error. For location, geographic coordinates are...
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. About 1,100 maps were...
No, US Topo products are derived from GIS data and packaged in traditional map form for the benefit of non-specialist users. Most of the data used to make these products are available from USGS through map services and staged datasets. USGS map services...
GeoMark is TerraGo's spatial data extension to PDF markup. GeoMark allows notes and geometric objects (lines, polygons, etc) to be added to a GeoPDF, and allows these objects to be exported to GIS files. Most US Topo maps since 2012, and nearly all...