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What USGS products are already publicly available?

As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency, we have numerous types of products. Most of these--including data, tools, maps, and publications--are publicly available through our website. Almost all digital materials can be downloaded at no cost to the public.   

For information about the availability of USGS products and data, contact USGS Science Information Services by phone (1-888-275-8747, option 2), Live Chat, or Email.

Frequently-accessed product websites include:

  • Map Locator on the USGS Store - download free digital topographic maps (current and historical) or order paper maps (for a fee). Find maps by entering a zip code, an address, or navigating on an interactive map. Send questions to usgsstore@usgs.gov or call 1-888-275-8747.

  • Science Data Catalog (SDC) - central access to USGS research and monitoring data from across the nation. Search USGS data plus original metadata describing purpose, scope, structure, and provenance. The SDC also publishes content to downstream federal catalogs, including data.gov.

  • USGS ScienceBase Catalog - a collection of formally released datasets and data products that the USGS created or managed. Facilitates public data sharing and helps establish links to associated publications and projects. Tutorials explain how to navigate and search ScienceBase information. Also see the Sciencebase FAQs. Example: data releases for Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana Pretiosa) monitoring at Jack Creek 2015 and in the Oregon Cascades 2012-2015.

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