US Topo production follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP).
Except for the following three cases, these maps have no copyright:
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. More information:
US Topo project objectives are continuous product improvement, a rapid refresh cycle, and automated production using currently best available data. It is therefore unlikely there will ever be a final and ultimate product.
Unlike traditional topographic maps, US Topo maps do not carry an accuracy statement in the map collar.
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.
See the US Topo Map and Historical Topographic Map Users Guide.
There are three ways to get full-scale plots of the 1:24,000-scale map.1. Request the plot from the USGS Store after selecting the map you want plotted.
Refer to the US Topo Map and Historical Topographic Map Users Guide.