University Libraries

Topographic Maps Online

While this list is not exhaustive, its goal is to highlight online collections of topographic maps that we have come across while answering questions for our patrons.

MINNESOTA TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS ONLINE

DIGITAL USGS 15 MINUTE TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS OF MINNESOTA
Online versions of historic 15 minute topographic maps of Minnesota produced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) between the end of the 19th century and the 1950s (requires MrSID plug-in)

MINNESOTA MAP AND GIS DATA FROM THE LIBRE MAP PROJECT
Free USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG) of 1:24k scale maps in both tiff and tfw formats -- download just the image, or get the .tfw as well to load the map into a GIS program

USGS STORE MAP LOCATOR
Google maps interface for downloading GeoPDFs of USGS 1:24k, 1:100k and 1:250k scale topographic maps

USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS FOR GOOGLE EARTH
Over 50,000 1:24k scale topographic maps -- once in Google Earth, click on the green "buttons" to get to the second grid with blue buttons that let you view a particular map

UNITED STATES TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS ONLINE

INDEX TO DIGITAL USGS 15 MINUTE TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
Extensive listing of online versions of historic 15 minute topographic maps produced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) between the end of the 19th century and the 1950s

MAP AND GIS DATA BY U.S. STATE FROM THE LIBRE MAP PROJECT
Free USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG) of 1:24k scale maps in both TIFF and TFW formats -- download just the image, or get the TFW as well to load the map into a GIS program

USGS STORE MAP LOCATOR
Google maps interface for downloading GeoPDFs of USGS 1:24k, 1:100k and 1:250k scale topographic maps

UNITED STATES TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS 1:250,000 FROM THE PERRY-CASTAÑEDA LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION
USGS 1:250k scale topographic maps in JPG format -- some historic 1:250k maps available as well

USGS TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS FOR GOOGLE EARTH
Over 50,000 1:24k scale topographic maps -- once in Google Earth, click on the green "buttons" to get to the second grid with blue buttons that let you view a particular map

WORLD TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS ONLINE

ARMY MAP SERVICE TOPOGRAPHIC MAP SERIES FROM THE PERRY-CASTAÑEDA LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION
Many countries available at 1:250k scale in JPG format, published between the 1940s and 1960s -- also check out the Google Earth index (scroll to the bottom of the page to download the kml file) to see all the maps available from this set

INTERNATIONAL MAP OF THE WORLD FROM THE PERRY-CASTAÑEDA LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION
1:1,000,000 scale topographic maps in JPG format for much of the world -- also check out the Google Earth index (scroll to the bottom of the page to download the kml file) to see all the maps available from this set

PACIFIC ISLANDS TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS FROM THE PERRY-CASTAÑEDA LIBRARY MAP COLLECTION
USGS 1:24k and 1:25k scale topographic maps in JPG format for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam and Republic of Palau -- also check out the Google Earth index (scroll to the bottom of the page to download the kml file) to see all the maps available from this set

RUSSIA TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS FROM THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
Soviet-produced 1:200,000 scale maps dating from the 1950s to the 1980s