Cool (and Free!) Maps from the USGS

Cool (and Free!) Maps from the USGS

Regina Yunghans
Sep 10, 2009
detail, Brooklyn USGS map

Tuesday afternoon alone, we saw two maps-as-art featured here on Apartment Therapy (here and here). Want some map art of your own? Want it for free?...

full view of Brooklyn USGS map

Go to the U.S. Geological Survey Store (don't let "store" turn you off - downloading USGS maps is absolutely free). Scroll down about half way and click "Maps Locator". Follow the ques from there to download a free, large-scale map of your choosing from anywhere in the US. Once you've downloaded the large PDF file, take it to a large-format printer's (even Kinko's can do this) and have it printed. Or, do it yourself on a small-format home inkjet printer and piece it together for a lower budget and different look.

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