|New topo maps in the works for Wisconsin|
|By Jim Lacy|
|December 15, 2009|
On December 3, 2009 the Department of Interior announced the release of the "US Topo" product which is the next generation of topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey. Digital US Topo maps are designed to look, feel, and perform like the traditional paper topographic maps for which the USGS is so well known. However, in contrast to paper-based maps, US Topo maps provide technical advantages that support faster, wider public distribution and enable basic, on-screen geographic analysis for all users. USGS plans to update all the maps in Wisconsin to US Topo maps in summer of 2010.
Key features of the new product include: