I've been attempting to download a usable basemap for USGS Topography for quite some time. Going through the USGS procedure to acquire the map has not worked to date.
Quickmapservices and Openlayer plugin have only given me a black layer that does not work.
I'm also trying to download a shapefile for FEMA Floodplain Zones. Its been a very frustrating process and even after calling and going through the steps, nothing seems to work.