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Free topo maps
« on: October 18, 2015, 11:05:11 pm »
Here's a site where you can download free USGS topo maps for most areas in the US - lower 48, anyway, haven't looked at Alaska.  These download as .pdf files, and zoom in pretty well.  Not super-fine detail, but they're free.

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/b2c/start/%28xcm=r3standardpitrex_prd%29/.do

This site has a bit of instruction on how to use the downloader:

http://equipped.outdoors.org/2014/10/nearly-every-usgs-topo-map-ever-made.html

For the area I was looking at, was able to find maps from 1891 to 2013.
 
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    Re: Free topo maps
    « Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 11:09:22 pm »
    Sorry, didn't realize this had been posted some years ago -- thought I had seen it elsewhere.  At any rate, a lot of what's there has been updated since the older thread.
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    Re: Free topo maps
    « Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 11:17:06 pm »
      S___ no! I'm glad you posted it. Topo map topics should be reposted from time to time. This is a subject that just gets better with tech and we all know quickly tech/sat photography is advancing....Good links, thanks!!
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    Re: Free topo maps
    « Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 12:37:32 am »
    Thanks for the post!  :thumbup1

    If this is a repost, I don't mind. I might not have even been a member back then.
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