The U.S. Geological Survey continues to advance the topographic map with on-demand custom mapping.
For the past 135 years, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has made topographic maps based on predetermined criteria, such as quadrangles and annual schedules. Now, with a touch of a button, a person can get a topographic map of whatever location they want, whenever they want using a new pilot online application available from USGS called topoBuilder.
In addition to the available customizations within topoBuilder, USGS plans to release 2 major enhancements to this system the week of May 23, 2022. The first will significantly improve the user experience when accessing topoBuilder from a mobile device. The second will allow users to select which National Map layers they would like included on their OnDemand Topo maps.
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