Core Science Systems

Maps

Our programs produce accurate geologic maps and 3-D geologic frameworks that provide critical data for sustaining and improving the quality of life and economic vitality of the Nation. They also organize, maintain, and publish the geospatial baseline of the Nation's topography, natural landscape, built environment and more.

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Date published: June 3, 2019

The 3D Elevation Program: Understanding Natural Hazards in Three Dimensions

 

 

This story map provides an overview of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) and highlights how lidar data support hazards applications for volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, hurricanes, flooding, drought and wildfires.  An assessment of 3DEP data coverage as of December 2018 for high-risk areas of landslides, fires and hurricanes is presented.

Date published: April 2, 2018

1-Meter DEM - Availability

1-Meter DEM Availability.

Date published: April 21, 2016

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)

A web-based map viewer allowing users to search, view and download species occurrence data from BISON.

Date published: April 21, 2016

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD--US) Viewer

The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) Viewer provides a spatially explicit inventory that lets any user – from the general public to professional land managers – explore the protected areas network anywhere in the United States and allows them to easily use this inventory in conservation, land management, planning, recreation and other uses.

Date published: April 21, 2016

GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems 2011 Viewer

The GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems represents a highly thematically detailed land cover map of the U.S. This dataset is produced by the U.S. Geological Survey in collaboration with the LANDFIRE Program.  The spatial data layer was created using Landsat satellite imagery and a detailed vegetation and land use classification system.

Date published: April 21, 2016

National Fish Habitat Partnership (NFHP) National Assessment Results Viewer

The viewer allows exploring the condition of stream and coastal habitats across the country at various spatial scales, reported in Through a Fish's Eye: The Status of Fish Habitats in the United States 2010. It offers a variety of base maps and provides one-click access to more detailed information on landscape disturbances and habitat scores for individual stream catchments.

Date published: April 19, 2016

Elevation Data

The 3DEP products and services available through The National Map consist of standard digital elevation models (DEMs) at various horizontal resolutions, elevation source and associated datasets, an elevation point query service and bulk point query service. All 3DEP products are available, free of charge and without use restrictions.

Date published: April 12, 2016

The National Map Small-Scale Collection

The National Map offers a collection of small-scale datasets, most of which are at 1:1,000,000. The National Map publishes two data collections at one million-scale: one for Global Map users and one for National Map users. In terms of vector geometry, the lines, points, and areas in these data collections are identical. The difference is in the attributes assigned to these features.

Date published: April 7, 2016

Download Topographic Maps from the National Map

This is the primary search and download application for USGS topographic maps and base-layer GIS data. The same topographic maps are also downloadable through other interfaces.

Date published: March 31, 2016

The National Map Viewer

The National Geospatial Program satisfies the needs of customers by providing geospatial products and services that customers incorporate into their decisionmaking and operational activities.

Date published: March 10, 2016

Alaska Mapping

New US Topo maps for Alaska are being produced statewide, with digital 7.5 minute 1:25,000-scale maps providing a comprehensive update to the 15-minute 1:63,360-scale printed maps produced nearly fifty years ago. You can view a status map showing where the new maps are available, and link to a site to download the maps.