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US Topo—Topographic maps for the Nation

June 23, 2017

Building on the success of 125 years of mapping, the U.S. Geological Survey created US Topo, a georeferenced digital map produced from The National Map data. US Topo maps are designed to be used like the traditional 7.5-minute quadrangle paper topographic maps for which the U.S. Geological Survey is so well known. However, in contrast to paper-based maps, US Topo maps provide modern technological advantages that support faster, wider public distribution and basic, onscreen geospatial analysis, including the georeferencing capability to display the ground coordinate location as the user moves the cursor around the map.

Publication Year 2017
Title US Topo—Topographic maps for the Nation
DOI 10.3133/fs20173045
Authors Kristin A. Fishburn, William J. Carswell
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2017-3045
Index ID fs20173045
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Geospatial Program