At 09:25 AM 5/12/03 -0400, Mpierce1(a)aol.com wrote:
> Here is another idea. The federal government has an online site where
you can download topo maps for anywhere in the country and you can zoom
in and out to several different scales.
> Here is the url: http://geonames.usgs.gov/
I've heard this before, but I can never find any USGS map download capability
at this site or any other. What are you referrring to?
The site is the query form off of this page. Here's the URL:
You query the system with as much of the information that you have, and you
will be presented with either a table of results to choose from (if there
is more than on hit) or with a report of a single hit. Once you find the
one you're interested in, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll
see the following:
"Display FIPS55 Place Code Note: Not all place codes are available through
this site. To search the FIPS55 database or download FIPS55 files, go to
the FIPS55 site
View USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) covering this feature from
TerraServer. A DRG is a digitized version of a USGS topographic map. Visit
the USGS Digital Backyard for more information.
View USGS Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle (DOQ) covering this feature from
TerraServer. A DOQ is a black-and-white, aerial photographic image map.
Note that images are not available for all locations. Visit the USGS
Digital Backyard for more information.
Show Feature Location using maps produced from the U.S. Census Bureau's
Tiger Map Server.
Find the Watershed for this feature using the U.S. Environmental Protection
It's the link to the Digital Raster Graphic which you want. Clicking this
link will send you to the Terraserver ( http://terraserver.microsoft.com
and return the initial topo map for the area you searched for. You can
make this map larger, zoom in or out, and pan in all directions. I have
downloaded and combined these maps into a pretty good chunk part of
Rutherford Co., NC, and I have a few plats on that map, with plans to add
many more later when I can find a way to accurately identify where they
Part of the Tree,
I have gone to the USGS sales office near DC and asked and they say
no such product.