Free: National Geographic Lets You Download Thousands of Maps from the United States Geological Survey

in Maps | August 10th, 2016

quad map

Briefly noted: National Geographic has built a web interface that allows anyone to find any quad in the United States, and then download and print it. During past decades, these quads (topographic maps) were printed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) on giant bus-sized presses. But now they’ve been pre-processed to print on standard printers found in most homes.

To access the maps, click here, pick a location, then start zooming in until you see red icons. Then choose the geographically-appropriate icon and print/download a map in PDF format.

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  1. sociophilosophy says . . .
    August 10, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Hello, when I tried to “Suggest a Link”, there was a PHP problem with the form, so I hope this comment goes through :)

    I wanted to point your attention to this Ancient Greek course recently posted by the Center for Hellenic Studies (a Harvard affiliate in Wash D.C.), taught by a Prof Emeritus from Brandeis:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq5ea-jR9u2puDaLoRL-nBkpwrkURbLjT

    The textbook used is:
    Hansen, Hardy, and Gerald Quinn. Greek. An Intensive Course. 2nd rev. ed. New York: Fordham University Press, 1992.

  2. warren dailey says . . .
    August 11, 2016 / 6:12 am

    Cool maps

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