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Map and Geospatial Hub: Topographic Maps

A guide to the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub.

Map Specialist

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Karina Wilhelm
Contact:
Map and Geospatial Hub
Noble Library, 3rd floor
480-965-5183
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Your Librarian

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Mimmo Bonanni
Contact:
Hayden Library
C1R , 300 E Orange Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
480-965-8168
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Map and Geospatial Hub Topographic Holdings

 

As a federal depository library, the Map and Geospatial Hub maintains a collection of topographic maps produced by U.S Geological Survey (USGS).  Topographic map scales include 1:24,000, 1:52,500, 1:100,000, 1:250,000 and other scales for historic maps. 

Since USGS no longer distributes print topographic maps, see National Geologic Map Database and the USGS Store link below for information on downloading maps.

Get US Topographic Maps Online

Download USGS topographic maps or order paper copies.

Booklet from the USGS on interpreting symbols on topographic maps.

US Topo and Historical Topo Users Guide

Libre Map Project
The Libre Map Project houses map image files (TIFF), GIS Data and documentation. Its data includes 24k scale USGS DRG data, SVG boundary files, TIGER/Line data and GeoNames. Users can search by state, place name, and feature, and data is available in tiff, tfw, fgd, and TIGER/Line formats.

Microsoft Research Maps (formerly known as: TerraServer-USA)
TerraServer (by Microsoft) provides free access to both USGS topographic maps and aerial photographs.

World Topographic Maps

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - Topographic Maps
The University of Texas Libraries scanned print maps and made them available on the web.

Order 1:250,000 Mexico topographic maps.  View a digital key.

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