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|| North America || U.S. - Alaska and Hawaii in correct geographic position ||
|| U.S. - Insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and outlying areas at varying scales || Conterminous 48 States ||
|| Landforms of the conterminous United States || Alaska shaded-relief map || Historical ||
|| Physical divisions || Federal-aid highways || National Atlas map sheets || Scientific maps ||
|| Where to find other maps of the United States ||

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) sells a variety of maps of the United States. Who needsthese maps? Students, land planners, politicians, teachers, marketing specialists, deliverycompanies, authors and illustrators, attorneys, railroad enthusiasts, travelers, Governmentagencies, military recruiters, newspapers, map collectors, truckers, boaters, hikers, salesrepresentatives, communication specialists. Everybody.

Users of these maps range from a corporation planning a regional expansion or a nationalmarketing campaign, to a person who wants a decoration to hang on the wall. If you are not surewhich map best meets your needs, call the Earth Science Information Center for assistance.

Following are descriptions and illustrations of some USGS maps of the United States withexamples of possible uses.

Following the descriptions are details of each map: overall size, colors, scale, year the mapwas produced, projection, file number, and map number for ordering.

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North America

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US-05419—Map 10–B

This map shows the United States with Alaska in correct geographic position, rather than asan inset. Features include international and State boundaries and names; State capitals and majorcities; and rivers and lakes. Useful to show the United States in relation to Canada and Mexico. Italso shows Canadian provinces and the Mexican States.


37"x36"blue and black1:10,000,0000 (1" = about 158 miles)1982Transverse Mercator projection

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United States—Alaska and Hawaii in correct geographic position

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US-05361—Map 6–A

A useful educational tool to show the geographic location of all 50 States.Features include international and State boundaries and names. State capitals and major cities, roads and railroads,rivers and lakes, and national parks and monuments.


58"x39"yellow, red, black, gray, and blue1:6,000,000 (1"= about 95 miles)1975Lambert Conformal Conic projection

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US-05351—Map 10–A

A smaller version of Map 6–A. Content, colors, and projection are the same as Map 6–A, butat a smaller scale and size.


36" x 24"yellow, red, black, gray, and blue1:10,,000,000 (1"= about 158 miles)1975Lambert Conformal Conic projection

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United States—Insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and other outlyingareas of various scales

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US–55568E—Map 2–A and US–5569W—Map 2–A

When a larger map is needed, this one is for you. It is a wall map that showsinternational and State/county boundaries and names. State capitals, county seats, and major cities, rivers, andlakes. It also features a special land tint shading. It contains basic map information to which othertypes of information can be added.


80" x 54" assembled
(two sheets, 41"x54")
pink, yellow, green, blue, and black1:2,500,000 (1"= about 40 miles)1972Albers Equal-Area projection

The same map as 2–A is available without the land tint shading. Pink, green, blue, andblack. US–5570E—Map 2–B and US-5571W—Map 2–B

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US-05356—Map 3–A

A large, uncluttered base map that shows many features, but still allows space for the user toadd information. Features include international and State boundaries and names; State capitals,major cities, rivers, and lakes; and national parks, monuments, forests, reservations, and wildliferefuges.


65" x 42"blue, gray, black, and yellow1:3,168,000 (1"= about 50 miles)1965Albers Equal-Area projection

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US-05360—Map 5-D

An outline map of the United States that shows only State boundaries and names.


41" x 27"black1:5,000,000 (1"= about 79 miles)1988Albers Equal-Area projection

US–05418—Map 5–E. Another outline map of the United States, but without names. It shows only boundaries.


41" x 27"black1:5,000,000 (1"= about 79 miles)1984Albers Equal-Area projection

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Conterminous 48 States only

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US-05362—Map 7-A

A medium-sized base map that shows international and State boundaries and names; Statecapitals and major cities; rivers and lakes. Useful to show drainage patterns.


30" x 20"blue and black1:7,000,000 (1"= about 110 miles)1962Polyconic projection

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US-05363—Map 7–B

Same overall size, scale, projection as Map 7–A, but also shows contours infeet at varied intervals. Useful to builders, engineers, and surveyors for showing the shape and elevation of theterrain.


30" x 20"blue, brown, and black1:7,000,000 (1"= about 110 miles)1975Albers Equal-Area projection

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Landforms of the conterminous United States

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Map I–2206

This large, computer-generated map shows the geomorphic and tectonicfeatures of the United States in vivid detail. It displays landforms accurately in the their true complexity andallows features to be viewed on a broad regional basis. This map can be used in computers withgeographic information systems to help solve problems involving land use and the environment.It portrays clearly not only large, obvious features, such as the Appalachian Mountains, but alsosmaller or more subtle features, such as the fine-grained hummocky texture of the Nebraska SandHills.


57" x 35"black and gray tones1:3,500,000 (1"= about 50 miles)1990Albers Equal-Area Conic projection

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Alaska shaded-relief map

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Map I–2585

A composite of halftone images, this map shows landforms in a realistic way,with sharp resolution and dramatic contrast between flatlands and mountains. The image clearly portraysAlaska's lakes, mountains, glaciers, icefields, and other physiographic features, including somethat have probably never been depicted before. The shaded relief is particularly useful forillustrating topographic features that, for various reasons, are not as apparent in other types ofimages.


47" x 32"black and gray tones1:2,500,000 (1"= about 40 miles)1996Albers Equal-Area Conic projection

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Historical

All of these maps are useful graphic tools for historians, researchers, geographers, students,teachers, librarians, and map collectors.

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US-05357—Map 3–B

13 Colonies to 50 States—Shows growth of the United Statesfrom the original 13 colonies to the 50 States of today. Also shows international and State boundaries andnames; State capitals and major cities; rivers and lakes; and national parks, monuments, forests,reservations and wildlife refuges. Insets show Alaska, Hawaii, Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, andVirgin Islands at various smaller scales.


65"x42"blue, gray, black, yellow1:3,168,000 (1"=50 miles)1965Albers Equal-Area projection

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Front

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Back

US-05579—Map 18

An Emerging Nation—Includes a reproduction of a map thatshows the United States as it existed about the time the Constitution was written. It was produced in 1784and was the first map of the United States produced by anAmerican cartographer. The original image was engraved on copper plates and was printed infour sections; all colors were applied by hand. The reverse side has a series of 14 mapsportraying the Nation's territorial growth over the past two centuries, along with correspondingnational flags with the appropriate number of stars for selected years from 1775 to thepresent.


29" x 22"full color1987

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Physical divisions

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US-05364—Map 7–C

Major physical divisions are outlined in red to show provinces and sections inthe contiguous United States. For example, the Atlantic Plain is subdivided into the ContinentalShelf and the Coastal Plain. The Coastal Plain is subdivided into six sections, including the MississippiAlluvial Plain. The map legend provides an explanation of the unique characteristics of eachdivision. Background features include international and State boundaries and names, Statecapitals and major cities, and rivers and lakes.


32" x 28"red, blue, and black1:7,000,000 (1"= about 110 miles)1946Polyconic projection

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Federal-aid highways

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US-05563—Map 17

Shows the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and the Federal-Aid PrimaryHighway System. Information was compiled by the Federal Highway Administration with theassistance of the State highway departments. An excellent tool for transportation planning.Shows international and State boundaries and names, State capitals and major cities, rivers andlakes and national parks. Insets at various scales show the road systems of Alaska, Hawaii, andPuerto Rico.


64.5" x 41"yellow, red, green, pink, blue, black, gray, and purple1:3,168,000 (1"= about 50 miles)1984Albers Equal-Area projection

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National Atlas map sheets

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National Atlas Presidential Elections

Selected individual maps from the National Atlas of the United States.1970 (out of print), and some newer maps that conform to atlas standards are available. Among the many thatare available as individual maps are "Soils," "Shaded Relief," "Highways," and "PresidentialElections."


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Scientific maps

Among the scientific maps published by the Geological Survey are the following:

North America

  • Basement Rock
  • Coal
  • Geotherman Gradient
  • Metallogenic
  • Subsurface Temperature

United States

  • Basement Rock
  • Bouguer Gravity Anomaly
  • Fold and Thrust Belts
  • Geologic
  • Hydrologic Units
  • Magnetic Declinations
  • Seismicity
  • Surface Water and Related Land Resources Development

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Where to find other maps of the United States

Historical maps of the United States can be found in collections of the Library of Congress and of the National Archives. You can also contact the Earth Science Information Center forinformation on obtaining old topographic maps.

Maps, charts, and atlases of the United States are also available from other Governmentagencies, commercial firms, and geographic societies.

For more information about United States maps and mapping, contact any ESIC office or call1-888-ASK-USGS.

Maps of the United States published or distributed by the USGS can be purchased from:
USGS Information Services
Box 25286
Denver, CO 80225
303-202-4700 or
1-800-HELPMAP

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This was originally published and printed in September 1998. The online editioncontains full text from the original publication. This document has under gone official reviewand approval for publications established by the National Mapping Division, U.S. GeologicalSurvey. Some figures have been modified to improve the scientific visualization of information.

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