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Schewe

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FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps
« on: March 21, 2017, 07:14:28 AM »

Might be old news but I thought it was interesting...

A quick and easy way to download any 7.5 minute topo

National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any 7.5 minute topo in the continental U.S.A. for downloading and printing. Each topo has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer. These are the same topos that were printed by USGS for decades on giant bus-sized presses but are now available in multi-page PDFs that can be printed just about anywhere. They are pre-packaged using the standard 7.5 minute, 1:24,000 base but with some twists:

Page 1 is an overview map showing the topo in context
Pages 2 through 5 are the standard USGS topo cut in quarters to fit on standard printers
Hillshading has been added to each page of the PDF to help visualize the topography


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Re: FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 03:59:35 PM »

Many thanks for the reference.

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Re: FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 10:28:03 PM »

Great stuff! Just in time for my next trip to North Dakota.
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