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- Small-Scale Web Services Temporarily Not Available -

USGS has temporarily suspended small-scale web map services. As part of the shut down of the National Atlas in 2015 and current migration of National Map data and services to the cloud, previous small scale web map services needed to be shut down. We hope to have a new set of small-scale services back up by November 15, 2017.


Small-Scale Web Services

The National Map offers Web Map Services (WMS) that lets you connect to the small-scale data using your Web browser, geographic information system (GIS), or desktop mapping program to visualize and dynamically access and retrieve small-scale data.

You can connect to nationalmap.gov to display or use our data in your own maps and applications. The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) provides open standards for a variety of web services.

The new web services are now available through the ESRI REST services API and in the following open formats listed in the table below.

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  • OGC Web Map Services (WMS) lets you visualize the National Map Small-scale data using your Web browser, geographic information system (GIS), or desktop mapping program. This connection allows you to retrieve images of any of our geospatial data sets using ArcGIS, Geomedia, Google Earth, Quantum GIS, or The National Map Viewer.
  • OGC Web Feature Services (WFS) allow access and retrieval of feature information for the one million scale vector data. Using this WFS connection in Geomedia or ArcGIS, you can retrieve the features you select for just your area of interest. No downloading is necessary.
  • OGC Web Coverage Services (WCS) allow access and retrieval of raster information for the 100 meter raster data.

Small-scale Web Services List

Category ESRI OGC
Global Map REST ArcGIS Online WMS WFS
1 Million Boundaries REST ArcGIS Online WMS WFS
1 Million Contours REST ArcGIS Online WMS WFS
1 Million Hydrography REST ArcGIS Online WMS WFS
1 Million Transportation REST ArcGIS Online WMS WFS
100 Meter Color Shaded Relief REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Color Sliced Elevation REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Elevation REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Gray Shaded Relief REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Impervious Surface REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Land Cover REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Natural Earth REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Satellite View Shaded Relief REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Satellite View REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS
100 Meter Tree Canopy REST ArcGIS Online WMS WCS

Plans for the Web Services from The National Map Small Scale

  • As new map layers are added or updated, they will automatically be added to the WMS.
  • We will add new data to the WFS as it is released.
  • Updates are reported by Twitter.
  • If you have quick and easy instructions for using the Small-Scale WMS or WFS in your map viewer or application, please share them with us.

Reporting Problems with The National Map Small-Scale WMS or WFS
To report problems with our services you may contact us here.

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