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USGS Map Prices to Increase

The U.S. Geological Survey has announced a price increase for their various map products effective March 1, 2009.  The increase come after their annual review to determine if all costs are being fully recovered.

The basic price changes are noted below.  For additional information, visit the USGS Store.


    * The price for the USGS primary series topographic quadrangle maps (7.5 minute - 1:24,000, 1:25,000, and 1:20,000 scales; 7.5 x 15 minute - 1:25,000 scale; and Alaska 1:63,360 scale) will increase from $6 to $8 per sheet.
    * The price for most other USGS map titles and scales (including 1:100,000-scale series, 1:250,000-scale series, and smaller scale topographic maps as well as thematic maps) will increase from $7 to $9 per sheet.
    * The price for National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) maps will increase from $10 to $12 per sheet.
    * Prices for select large format maps will vary by map size.
    * Prices for geologic quadrangles and thematic maps will vary from $9 to $80/title depending on the number of sheets and/or whether the product is produced by print-on-demand. Print-on-demand thematic products may be priced at $5/sq. ft.
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