Elevations and distances in the United States




The information in this booklet was compiled to answer inquiries received by the U.S. Geological Survey from students, teachers, writers, editors, publishers of encyclopedias, almanacs, and other reference books, and people in many other fields of work.

The elevations of features and distances between points in the United States were determined from surveys and topographic maps of the U.S. Geological Survey or obtained from other sources. In most cases, the elevations were determined from surveys and from 1:24,000- and 1:25,000-scale, 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle maps. In Alaska, information was taken from 1:63,360-scale, 15-minute topographic quadrangle maps. In a few cases, data were obtained from older, 1:62,500-scale, 15-minute maps; these maps have been replaced with larger scale 7.5-minute coverage.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Elevations and distances in the United States
DOI 10.3133/70048223
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description Report: 16 p.; HTML Document
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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