Is there anywhere I can download USGS Topo TIFS? The new ones? The USGS site just gives me GeoPDF and their web service restricts the scale you can see them at. Edit : I am looking for the the new USGS Topo maps (c 2012).

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GDAL can read the pdf and make it an image format. http://www.gdal.org/frmt_pdf.html GlobalMapper will do the same.

The national map allows you to download the imagery (USTOPO uses NAIP). http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/

  • Is the GDAL output PDF georeferenced?
    – detroit_hc
    Commented Jul 13, 2013 at 12:59
  • On the page it states "GDAL supports reading Geospatial PDF documents, by extracting georeferencing information and rasterizing the data." So my assumption is yes.
    – mike
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 20:58

The Libre Map Project (through archive.org) has the digital DRGs (tiffs) for all 50 states for free. Only thing is, they are still collared. Go to the Data section for a state and there is a link on the top for the DRGS, here is Ohio for example.

  • Not the same product the OP is asking for. Good source of data though.
    – mike
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 17:05

ESRI offers the seamless USA Topographic base map, freely through a Map Service named USA_Topo_Maps. As you zoom-in, more detailed maps display. The 7.5 minute quads or 1:24000 scale are the most detailed.

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