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US Topo Quadrangles — Maps for America



US Topo quadrangles are digital topographic maps produced by the National Geospatial Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Created in the familiar 7.5-minute quadrangle format like the legacy paper maps, US Topo maps support frequent updating, wide and fast public distribution, and basic, on-screen geographic analysis.

US Topo maps are available for free Web download from the USGS Store. Each map is delivered in PDF format with geospatial extensions (GeoPDF®) and is made from key layers of geographic data - orthoimagery, transportation, geographic names, topographic contours, boundaries, hydrography, structures, and woodlands - found in The National Map. The National Map is a nationwide repository of integrated data from local, State, Federal, and other sources. Recent US Topo maps also include the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and the United States National Grid (USNG).

Users can turn US Topo data layers on and off as needed, zoom in and out to examine specific features or see a broader area, and print the maps in their entirety or in customized sections on a broad array of printing devices. Viewing and analytical tools are available for free download from Adobe and TerraGo Technologies. File size for each US Topo is about 15-20 megabytes.

US Topo maps are produced by the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center. The first US Topo prototypes, "Digital Maps - Beta," were made in June 2009. A limited number of these maps were made spanning 18 states. As of October 2012, the prototype maps were replaced by US Topo maps and the "Digital Maps - Beta" prototype maps are no longer available. More information about US Topo maps can be found here.

The USGS also distributes digital versions of earlier US Topo and paper topographic quadrangle maps through the Historical Topographic Map Collection. These maps also are available for download through the USGS Store.

The National Map also provides topographic map data in the form of digital base map services.


US Topo Video Exploring US Topo GeoPDFs — Short "how-to" video about accessing, using and enhancing USGS US Topo map products. http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/663
 
 

US Topo Video Introduction to US Topo — a video The National Geospatial Program has released an informative and entertaining video to demonstrate the advantages, capabilities and opportunities provided by US Topo electronic maps. http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/568
 
 

Coverage

Thumbnail of and link to USTopo coverage from the USGS Store   Current US Topo map coverage (click image for status)

Thumbnail and link to USTopo three-year plan status graphic   US Topo three-year Work Plan (click image for larger version)


How US Topos Differ from Traditional USGS Topographic Maps

  • Made from nationally consistent data that are quality assured to high standards
  • Downloadable free from the USGS Store
  • Free downloadable user tools
  • Selectable reference systems:
    • Latitude-Longitude
    • UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator)
    • MGRS (Military Grid Reference System)
  • Interactive capabilities with Google Maps®
  • A planned 3-year revision cycle, facilitating incorporation of additional data layers

User Feedback

The USGS values your comments and suggestions about US Topo Maps.

 

  US Topo highlight
  • MONSON WEST, ME 2014 (ORTHOIMAGE OFF)
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    US TOPO MAP
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    download map (GeoPDF 23 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 2014 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), US Topo map (orthoimage layer off)
  • MONSON WEST, ME 2014 (ORTHOIMAGE ON)
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    US TOPO MAP
    click on map to view larger image
    download map (GeoPDF 23 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 2014 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), US Topo map (orthoimage layer on)
  • MONSON WEST, ME 2014 (SHADED RELIEF ON)
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    US TOPO MAP
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    download map (GeoPDF 23 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 2014 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), US Topo map (shaded relief and woodland layers on; contour and orthoimage layers off)
  • MONSON WEST, ME 2011 (ORTHOIMAGE OFF)
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    HISTORICAL US TOPO MAP
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    download map (GeoPDF 34 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 2011 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), historical US Topo map (orthoimage layer off)
  • MONSON WEST, ME 2011 (ORTHOIMAGE ON)
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    HISTORICAL US TOPO MAP
    click on map to view larger image
    download map (GeoPDF 34 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 2011 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), historical US Topo map (orthoimage layer on)
  • MONSON WEST, ME 1989
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    HISTORICAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP
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    download map (GeoPDF 12 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 1989 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), historical topographic map
  • DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME 1986
    30X60 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:100,000–SCALE)
    HISTORICAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP
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    download map (GeoPDF 25 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 1986 Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 30X60 minute series quadrangle (1:100,000-scale), historical topographic map
  • MONSON WEST, ME 1977
    7.5 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:24,000–SCALE)
    HISTORICAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP
    click on map to view larger image
    download map (GeoPDF 12 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 1977 Monson West, Maine 7.5 minute series quadrangle (1:24,000-scale), historical topographic map.
  • MONSON WEST, ME 1951
    15 MINUTE SERIES QUADRANGLE (1:62,500–SCALE)
    HISTORICAL TOPOGRAPHIC MAP
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    download map (GeoPDF 8 MB)
    Thumbnail image of the 1951 Greenville, Maine 15 minute series quadrangle (1:62.500-scale), historical topographic map.
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