"Digital Map–Beta" refers to a preliminary version of the US Topo map series.  About 15,000 of these were published in 2009, and were basic orthoimage maps with no contours and little other linework or annotation. In 2012 all instances of "Digital Map–...
GeoMark is TerraGo's spatial data enhancement to PDF markup.  US Topo maps are not markup-enabled at this time because of licensing uncertainties.  The USGS is investigating issues concerning markup and hopes to enable the GeoMark functionality on US...
You will find a user guide at this USGS website.. For additional information on using these maps, see this TERRAGO website.
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. 2. Download and send the GeoPDF map file to a local business that can plot it for you. 3. Download...
Refer to this USGS user guide.
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...
The credit legend, in the lower left-hand corner of the map face, provides a short summary of sources and data currency.  More detailed source information is in an XML metadata file attached to each GeoPDF file. This file contains series-level, quad-...
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...
These maps will be remade every three years as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) aerial imagery is reflown and new Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles (DOQ) are made. The features shown on the maps will be...
The US Topo maps will eventually be made with all data themes from The National Map. The geospatial data now available from The National Map include orthoimagery (scale-corrected aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries,...