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Archived since: Mar, 2014 Description: Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov™. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations. Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources. Maps that will help you, your children, your colleagues, and your friends understand the United States and its place in the world. As of 10/1/2014 this will be combined with the National Map.
Developing a distributed archive of standardized geoscience information for the nation. Find over 90,000 products from over 600 publishers in the Map Catalog. Find geologic names, charts and guidelines in stratigraphy. Discover geologic maps through the Map View interface. Access the Historical Topographic Map Collection in TopoView.
The goal of The National Map’s Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC), which started in 2011, is to provide a digital repository of USGS 1:250,000 scale and larger maps printed between 1884, the inception of the topographic mapping program, and 2006. The National Geospatial Program (NGP) is accurately cataloging and creating metadata to accompany high-resolution, geo-referenced digital files representing the legacy lithographic maps. These maps are either no longer available for distribution in print or are being replaced by the new generation of US Topo maps.
All data available in The National Map Small-Scale website can be downloaded at no cost. Small-Scale Data and Documentation are accessible from the table below. This table lists all of the map layers currently contained in nationalmap.gov, by the broad subject categories used by The National Map.
Click on any of the nearly 1000 rectangles(quadrangles) on the map below to find out the quad name and quad code associated with each quadrangle. Each quadrangle has a link to a page with more information and download information.The Index by Quad Name table is also available for acessing the same information. The quadrangle index coverage (90 kb) is an index of the quadrangles (zipped ESRI shapefile format) available for download.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to enhancing and expanding information sharing and sound data management practices by developing ScienceBase, a collaborative scientific data and information management platform used directly by science teams. ScienceBase provides access to aggregated information derived from many data and information domains, including feeds from existing data systems, metadata catalogs, and scientists contributing new and original content. ScienceBase architecture is designed to help science teams and data practitioners centralize their data and information resources to create a foundation needed for their work. ScienceBase, both original software and engineered components, is released as an open source project to promote involvement from the larger scientific programming community both inside and outside the USGS. Topographic maps in PDF format are available
In 2009, USGS began the release of a new generation of topographic maps (US Topo) in electronic form, and in 2011, complemented them with the release of high-resolution scans of more than 178,000 historical topographic maps of the United States. The topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land management planning, and recreation. Historic maps are snapshots of the nation's physical and cultural features at a particular time. Maps of the same area can show how an area looked before development and provide a detailed view of changes over time. Historical maps are often useful to scientists, historians, environmentalists, genealogists and others researching a particular geographic location or area.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names is a Federal body created in 1890 and established in its present form by Public Law in 1947 to maintain uniform geographic name usage throughout the Federal Government. The Board comprises representatives of Federal agencies concerned with geographic information, population, ecology, and management of public lands. Sharing its responsibilities with the Secretary of the Interior, the Board promulgates official geographic feature names with locative attributes as well as principles, policies, and procedures governing the use of domestic names, foreign names, Antarctic names, and undersea feature names.
"Your Source for Topographic Information." As one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) National Geospatial Program, The National Map is a collaborative effort among the USGS and other Federal, State, and local partners to improve and deliver topographic information for the Nation. It has many uses ranging from recreation to scientific analysis to emergency response. The National Map is easily accessible for display on the Web, as products and services, and as downloadable data. The geographic information available from The National Map includes orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover. This is a new version of The National Map web site. The site will continue to undergo revisions.
With the help of ESRI, the new site gives users access to more than 178,000 of the USGS's maps dating back to 1884, also making them easily searchable by city. Besides tracking a city's changes through the maps, viewers can also get a sense of the USGS's different design periods. Most notable is the period between the 1940s and 1960s, where each topographical map displays rich colors and a sans serif typeface to make for easier reading of so many layers of information. While map enthusiasts appreciate the easier access and more frequent updates this approach offers, some lament the loss of design quality and detail. A 2011 article in Directions Magazine notes that the pre-automated topographical maps "show more features, have better text design and placement, better visual integration, and a more graceful overall appearance." All the more reason to admire the many, many old maps available inside this new tool.
Offers current topographic base map data and products, including elevation, orthoimagery, hydrography, geographic names, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover through The National Map Viewer.
Source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate; includes a variety of maps and data.
TopoZone.com launched late in 1999 with the goal of being the best source online for USGS-based topographic maps. The site is simple and easy to use, mobile-friendly, and best of all totally FREE!
The TGN is not currently linked to maps, although the coordinates should allow you to find the places on a map. TGN is not a GIS. While many records in TGN include coordinates, these coordinates are approximate and are intended for reference ("finding purposes") only. TGN is intended to aid cataloging, research, and discovery of art historical, archaeological, and other scholarly information. However, its thesaural structure and emphasis on historical places make it useful for other disciplines in the broader Linked Open Data cloud. For GIS information, TGN may be linked to existing major, general-purpose, geographic databases. The total number of place names is currently 2,156,896.
GeoPlatform.gov was created to enhance geospatial resource sharing across the U.S. Government and the world, and to allow users to participate in an online geospatial services experience. Whether it's to discover and use up-to-date National Geospatial Data Assets (NGDAs), make a shared gallery of maps for a website, integrate quality National data into web applications, or more, GeoPlatform.gov is a place to stay connected to a fast evolving geospatial service ecosystem.
TerraFly is a technology and tools for visualization and querying of geospatial data. The visualization component of the system provides users with the experience of virtual "flight" over maps comprised of aerial and satellite imagery overlaid with geo-referenced data. The data drilling and querying component of the system allows the users to easily explore geospatial data, to create geospatial queries, and get instant answers supported by high-performance multidimensional search mechanisms. TerraFly's server farm ingests, geo-locates, cleanses, mosaics, and cross-references 40TB of basemap data and user-specific data streams. TerraFly's Application Programming Interface allows rapid deployment of interactive Web applications and has been used to produce systems for disaster mitigation, ecology, real estate, tourism, and municipalities. TerraFly's Web-based client interface is accessible from anywhere via any standard Web browser, with no client software to install.
TerraFly tools include user-friendly geospatial querying, data drill-down, interfaces with real-time data suppliers, demographic analysis, annotation, route dissemination via autopilots, customizable applications, production of aerial atlases, and an application programming interface (API) for production of Web-based map applications.
The TIGERweb and TIGERweb Decennial web-based applications allow the users to visualize our TIGER(Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing database) data. The applications allow users to select features and view their attributes, to search for features by name or geocode, and to identify features by selecting them from a map. The TIGERweb and TIGERweb Decennial applications provide a simple way to view our TIGER data without having to download the data. In late May 2010 the TIGER Map Service was retired. This application used geography from the 1990 Census. The Census Bureau determined that it was time to retire the service. They have released a beta version of TIGERweb. TIGERweb is a set of web-based applications and services that allow users to view and search boundaries and attribute information for geographic entities that are stored in their MAF/TIGER database. TIGERweb includes an interactive viewer as well as a web mapping service (WMS).
Provides interactive and animated representations of fundamental historical problems and/or illustrations of historical events, developments, and dynamics. Includes American, European, Latin American and African history. The material is copyrighted but is open and available to academic users.
Links to selected internet resources offering geospatial data and maps as well as gazetteers and reference sources, including, but not limited to citation guides, conversion utilities, and copyright information.
his list adds tens of thousands of additions, corrections and changes of ownership to three lists of Sanborn fire insurance maps issued by the Western Association of Map Libraries in the 1970s (listed below under Hoehn, Woodruff and Hunt; and Rees and Hoeber). Additionally it includes links (when available) to free online versions of the maps, and incorporates works by other firms such as Dakin, Baist, Hopkins and Robinson, some of which are usually referred to as real estate atlases but which some authorities consider to be fire insurance maps. All maps listed were published by the Sanborn Map Company (or under variant names, e.g., D.A. Sanborn, Sanborn-Perris Map Co., etc.) unless otherwise noted.
NatGeo has put every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy to print out at home. The homepage greets you with a searchable, interactive map: all you have to do is search for or zoom in on the area you’re looking for. Then, once you find your quad, just click on it and a printable PDF loads right up. The printable PDF from Nat Geo is broken down into 5 pages. Page 1 is the quad in context; Pages 2-5 are the USGS Quads with one quarter on each page so you can print the whole thing on an office printer. Hill shading was added to each quarter to better visualize the topography.
This is an index to the Colorado School of Mines' Library's paper topographic maps. The paper maps are parts of sets of maps at various scales. This web site indexes maps at the scale 1:50,000 to 1:150,000.
BLUE indicates the paper map is available at the Mines Library.
By clicking on the box, a pop-up will appear. The pop-ups contain information about the individual maps including things like sheet number, sheet name, year, Library location, call number, and a link to the map's record in the Library's catalog. Not all information is available for every map.
This exhibit explores the cultural and historic impact of mapping through four specific moments in American history: migration along the Oregon Trail, the rise of the lumber industry, the Civil War, and the popularization of the automobile and individual tourism. It concludes with a look at maps in the age of computers, the Internet, and beyond. These moments demonstrate the influence maps have had over how Americans imagine, exploit, and interact with national geographies and local places.