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USGS Topo maps Archive – Free to a good home!

This could be of great interest to educational institutions out there:

“The US Geological Survey Pacific Region would like to find a new home for a complete collection of USGS 7.5-minute topographic maps of California. The map collection was compiled by the (formerly named) CA Department of Fish and Game Biogeographic Data Branch and represents one of a rare handful of complete collections for the state. The collection is contained in 6-7 steel cabinets that allow maps to hang vertically and be easily removed for inspection, use, and reproduction. Ideally, the collection should be housed in a publically accessible place so that agency representatives, land mangers and stewards, earth scientists, students, geographers, geocachers, and interested public can readily utilize, such as a university library or publically accessible government office. Required square footage would be a good-sized room (12′ x 12′) or wide hallway, as each cabinet has a footprint of about 4′ x 4′ (to allow for drawer opening). The maps contained in the collection are also available digitally, through the USGS store (store.usgs.gov) map locater.”

I will consider assisting to pay for moving charges if a good home can be found.

For more information email Carol Ostergren of the USGS.

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