USGS Topographic Maps
What Are They?
If you’re looking for a topographic map of geography within the United States, the most cost-effective option is the US Topo series, produced by the National Geospatial Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
- 7.5-minute Topographic Map
- Scale: 1:24,000
- Overall Size: 21.5″ x 29″
- Map Size: 18.5″ x 22.75″
These are general-use maps that present elevation (contour lines), hydrography, geographic place names, and points of interests like hospitals, schools, and fire stations. Current-generation topographic maps are available as well as historic maps from 1884-on.
USGS also offers maps in various scales, however those will be considered historic maps. The only maps that are updated consistently are the 7.5-minute topographic maps.
How Do I Find One?
Click the link to go to the “Map Locator” page on the USGS Store site: USGS Map Locator
In the box across the top of the screen, type in the location that you are looking for and search. This will automatically place a blue pin on that location. You can also double click any place on the map to drop a blue pin at that location.
Click on the blue pin to view options for that print or zoom in to the area using the tools on the left of the screen.
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