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How do I find and download US Topo maps and historical topographic maps?
- The National Map Download Client is our primary application for finding and downloading maps and other data products of the USGS National Geospatial Program. This is our newest and most general search and download interface for maps and digital geospatal base data.
- A text query application. CSV-format information here allows advanced users to write custom download scripts. This application serves US Topo and HTMC topographic quadrangle maps only.
- TopoView provides the best visual overview of the HTMC, but does not serve current US Topo maps or other geospatial data. It serves GeoTIFF, JPG, and KMZ versions of the HTMC maps, in addition to the product standard GeoPDF. Bulk delivery is not yet available for these additional formats.
- The USGS Store website has several search and download features. The Store also sells printed maps, and USGS maps and publications that are not included in either the US Topo or HTMC series.
For tutorial information on download and product use, see the US Topo and Historical Topographic Map Users Guide.
See this FAQ for information on paper topographic maps.
Non-USGS sites may also serve US Topo and HTMC maps. Though we encourage third-party use of our products, be aware that these applications are not always up to date and may not include US Topo maps published recently.