Us topo maps are accessible for free download from the national map viewer and for download and order from the usgs store. Excellent resources for finding topographic maps are the united states geological surveys map database, topoview and the bureau of land management spatial data management system. This information was published by usgs as scientific investigations map 3340. How to download usgs topo maps for free gis geography. Scans of the official usgs topo maps to produce the highest quality maps available three scales for the continental us. Limited gis functionality, such as displaying ground coordinates, is available with all maps, and the layered construction of the pdf files allows users to turn data layers on and off. If a product has a downloadable map, you will see a view pdf button beside the product in the product pane. Provides topographic maps of alaska, comparable to 1. From approximately 1947 to 1992, more than 55,000 7. In 1879, the usgs began to map the nations topography. Geotiffs and pdfs can be downloaded from the viewer below.
One of the neatest things about usgs topographic maps is how some of them date back to 1884. Click the home button to zoom the map out to its original zoom and position. Usgs topo maps of every quad in the continental us free. Free usgs drg topographical topo maps digital raster graphics drg files are scans of 7. Nearly every usgs topo map ever madefor free appalachian. Each map is created using new contours generated from the new. They were originally developed as topical overlays to the u. The topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land management planning, and.
Historical topographic maps preserving the past usgs. Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral resources. After 125year legacy of topographic mapping 18842009, the usgs embarked on an innovative future of integrating historical maps with computergenerated maps from a national. The us topo series is a latest generation of topographic maps modeled on the usgs historical 7. Apr 03, 2017 last fall, national geographic introduced a free, userfriendly web tool that automatically breaks up usgs topographic maps to fit onto standard 8. Visit valdez alaska denali national park flightseeing alaska photo tours ketchikan flightseeing. Get detailed 24k and 100k topographic maps for your next hiking or camping adventure in alaska.
Expertgps includes seamless topo map coverage for all of alaska. Sep 28, 2016 or, as the joint press release from alaska geographic and the usgs points out, drive to fairbanks, where the university of alaska fairbanks carries all of the usgs topographic and state maps. If you are going to performing analysis on the landsat data, the level 1 geotiff data product is probably the one youre after, which will be the largest file size. Us topo topographic maps are produced by the national geospatial program of the u. This map and associated digital databases are the result of compilation and interpretation of published and unpublished 1. These maps are best used with global positioning software or a map viewer.
All our topos are free and printable and have additional layers such as satellite images, us forest service topo maps, and the standard street maps. Anchorages usgs map store falls victim to the digital age. Inlcudes index map of alaska and lower 48 including hawaii. For the us topo maps that you want to download, simply click the download button under the cart tab. Us topo maps can be downloaded free of charge from several usgs websites. The software is provided as a minimum in source code form as. The project was launched in late 2009, and the term us topo refers specifically to quadrangle topographic maps.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality usgs based topo maps for outdoor enthusiasts, travelers and other users. If one of the incomplete quadrangles is of interest to you, please select it in order to register your interest with the western region mineral resources survey. If youve ever used any standardsized usgs topographic map, you are well aware of the oversized dimensions that such maps typically come in. Geological survey, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by either regarding the utility of the data on any system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Unless you want topo maps in alaska, they are based on 1.
Usda forest service fsgeodata clearinghouse fstopo map products. Maps are created only where satellite imagery and highly detailed elevation data exists. Alaska us topo maps are available for free download at nationalmap. Usgs drg maps for the state of alaska are available here. Us topo series added to topoview weve added the us topo series to topoview, giving users access to over 3 million downloadable files from 2009 to the present day. Or, as the joint press release from alaska geographic and the usgs points out, drive to fairbanks, where the university of alaska fairbanks carries all of the usgs topographic and state maps. For locations in alaska, the alaska resource data file remains the most coherent. As the years passed, the usgs produced new map versions of each area. Mytopo alaska topo maps, aerial photos, hybrid topophotos. Last fall, national geographic introduced a free, userfriendly web tool that automatically breaks up usgs topographic maps to fit onto standard 8. National land cover database nlcd data can be downloaded at the mrlc website. This product features trails, terrain contours, elevations, summits, parks, rivers, lakes, geographic points and routable roads. Building on the success of more than years of usgs topographic mapping, the us topo series is a new generation of maps of the american landscape. This collection was made possible by jared benedict of the libre map project and over 100 map liberators listed in the lower left.
Similar maps at varying scales were produced during the same time period for alaska, hawaii, and us territories. The usgs was entrusted with the responsibility for mapping the country in 1879 and has been the primary civilian mapping agency of the united states ever since. View all of our highquality shaded relief usgs topo maps, forest service maps, satellite images, and custom map layers for free. The goal of the alaska mapping initiative ami is to acquire and enhance foundational digital map layers such as elevation, surface. We would appreciate comments, corrections or additional information from database users. Topographic maps are a signature product of the usgs. Geological survey usgs has been producing detailed topographic maps for more than 125 years. Excellent resources for finding topographic maps are the united states geological surveys map database, topoview and the bureau of land management. Topozone has been serving up topographic maps online since 1999.
Us topo maps are accessible for free download from the national map. Click to go to the collection page for usgs drg maps of all 50 states. Srtm contour lines 25m, noaa depth contours, usgs landcover woodlands. The map includes the national park service nps natural earth physical map at 1. Boxpoint current extent coordinates located point polygon. A new digital us topo map series is being created statewide for alaska. Geological survey for decades, with nice additional features from our muchloved, but discontinued topo. Us topo is a digital topographic map format produced by usgs. This mapping was done at different levels of detail, to support various land use and other purposes. Geological survey and partnering organizations are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the powell expedition, an exploration of the green and colorado rivers that ended in the grand canyon. For locations outside the united states, mrds remains the best collection of reports that usgs has available.
This interface emphasizes scientific data in alaska. Usda forest service fsgeodata clearinghouse fstopo map. Geological survey usgs for use by the usgs in fulfilling its mission. Full map is about 9gb, it can be downloaded as a whole mapset or smaller regions. Whether you are hunting, floating, or hiking through the backcountry, it is important to have accurate maps to help guide your adventures. And it also has the ability to automatically download and display complete, highresolution scans of. These are the same topographic maps that were published by the u. Topozone has free detailed usgs topographic maps that cover the entire state of alaska.
The software and related documentation on these web pages were developed by the u. Jul 29, 2019 usgs topo maps of every quad in the continental us free printable july 29, 2019 by nelson 11 comments take your map reading skills to a whole new level by learning how to read the usgs topo map, but first, get the map here. Find a map states alaska usgs quad maps usgs quad maps. The portal is a searchable, web mapbased tool to facilitate public and partner access to information on over 200 subjects under usgs study in the nations largest state. Alaska topo maps by topozone free usgs topographic maps. Live map update automatically searches your defined area to see if something new is available, and gives you the tools to quickly download new information to replace older maps and roads. And it also has the ability to automatically download and display complete, highresolution scans of every usgs topo map made in the last century.
The usgs earth explorer gives a quick and intuitive way to download free aerial and satellite imagery. From the remote regions of northern alaska near barrow and prudhoe bay to the southeast alaska panhandle including juneau, sitka, and ketchikan, we have every usgs 7. Till 1997 one of the most spectacular physiographic images of the conterminous united states, and the first to have been produced digitally, is that by thelin and pike usgs i2206, 1991. Note that coastline delineations were drawn to follow the extent of wetland or deepwater features as described by this project and may not match the coastline shown in other base maps. Topo maps map images hosted by esri this map presents land cover and detailed topographic maps for the united states. Detailed map of usa for garmin gps, based on openstreetmap data.
Usgs science in alaska portal map alaska science center. Now you can get the latest usgs quad maps for alaska, updated roads, and software updates with topo. The america the beautiful national parks and federal recreation lands. In 2009, usgs began the release of a new generation of topographic maps in electronic form, and in 2011, complemented them with the release of highresolution scans of more than 178,000 historical topographic maps of the united states. Over the next 6 years, 11,275 us topo maps will be created to cover all of alaska at a 1. National geographic is allowing everyone to easily download any usgs 7. Call usgs customer service at 1888askusgs 18882758747 or email us. Add lake depth contours to any custom map and aerial photo. Mytopo topo maps are made from the original us geological survey topographic maps.
How to download historical usgs topographic maps with topoview. Today they are nearly all digitized and free to download through the usgs map store, an incredible treasure trove for both map junkies and casual hikers alike. Paper copies can be ordered for a fee from the usgs store. State lake map listing alaska placenames by county. Select the quad youre interested in for more map details and to order. All maps can be viewed and printed with adobe reader or comparable pdf viewing software. Digital compilation and reinterpretation of published and unpublished geologic mapping of alaska. Geological survey usgs program to support and improve maps and digital map data for alaska, bringing alaska topographic map and digital map data quality in line with the conterminous united states. Covering the entire state of alaska, it reflects more than a century of work by a host of geologists and almost two decades of compilation work.
Topoview highlights one of the usgss most important and useful products, the topographic map. Geology of alaska map viewer help geologic map of alaska alaska resource data file. Fstopo is the forest service primary base map series 1. Customprinted topographic topo maps, aerial photos, and satellite images for the united states and canada. As of 2011, usgs has ceased systematic updates to mrds, and is working to create a new database, focused primarily on the conterminous us. Download, customize, and print highresolution usgs topo maps for alaska.1442 1318 936 963 470 1233 841 426 551 1441 686 1001 1117 329 572 799 799 1041 620 824 189 1080 760 1059 997 773 473 402 193 1558 1225 494 180 410 719 305 434 618 559 487 1223 631 1335 699 581