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Monday, June 04, 2007

Downloading free data from the US Geological Survey

Glenn Letham, The GISuser's Guide to locating and downloading Free USGS data, American Surveyor, June 4, 2007. 

So, you need to work with USGS data. Perhaps you need DRGs, maybe some DEMs, or maybe even some DOQQs. Before you begin the search, make sure your familiar with some of the pieces of information we've provided below. Which quads do I need? How can I translate and/or view the data? Where can I download the data? Read on for some answers to these questions and more....