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Historical Topographic Map Collection bookmark

General Information Product 179

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https://doi.org/10.3133/gip179

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program is scanning published USGS 1:250,000-scale and larger topographic maps printed between 1884, the inception of the topographic mapping program, and 2006. The goal of this project, which began publishing the historical scanned maps in 2011, is to provide a digital repository of USGS topographic maps, available to the public at no cost. For more than 125 years, USGS topographic maps have accurately portrayed the complex geography of the Nation. The USGS is the Nation’s largest producer of printed topographic maps, and prior to 2006, USGS topographic maps were created using traditional cartographic methods and printed using a lithographic printing process. As the USGS continues the release of a new generation of topographic maps (US Topo) in electronic form, the topographic map remains an indispensable tool for government, science, industry, land management planning, and leisure.

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Fishburn, K.A., and Allord, G.J., 2017, Historical Topographic Map Collection bookmark: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 179, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/gip179.

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

ISSN: 2332-3531 (print)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Historical Topographic Map Collection bookmark
Series title:
General Information Product
Series number:
179
DOI:
10.3133/gip179
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Geospatial Program
Description:
Bookmark
Country:
United States
State:
Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, South Carolina
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N