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USGS Resources for Working with Topographic Maps

Downloading and Purchasing USGS Topographic Maps

Download free digital topographic maps in a GeoPDF format by going to the USGS Store and clicking on "Map Locator & Downloader". Users have the option of selecting two different kinds of topographic maps. Both can be downloaded in a digital format for free or ordered as a paper product:

To browse popular thematic maps, go to the USGS Store and click on "Education Products"

Questions? Need help? Call 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747) or submit your question online.

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Interpreting Topographic Maps

Coordinates, Datums, and Projections

Using Topographic Maps

Lessons and Activities

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