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Data collected and managed by Forest Service programs is available in a map service and two downloadable file formats – in a shape file and an ESRI file geodatabase. Metadata is available that describes the content, source, and currency of the data. You can filter the list by the topic categories in the menu at the left to help you find information you are interested in. You can view the feature classes in a single dataset by clicking on the name of the parent dataset at the bottom of the abstract.

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Feature Classes Abstract

FSTopo Airfield Line

ESRI geodatabase  (560KB)
shape file  (785KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Airfield_LN portrays Heliports, Seaplane Bases, Landing Strips, Airport Outlines, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic
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FSTopo Airfield Point

ESRI geodatabase  (73KB)
shape file  (36KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Airfield_PT portrays Helipads, Helispots, Seaplane Anchorages or Bases. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo Arrow Line

ESRI geodatabase  (352KB)
shape file  (315KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Arrows_LN contains Variable length arrow, used to point to feature where labeling would otherwise be unclear. Example: Road number symbol pointing to a road.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic
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FSTopo Boundary Line

ESRI geodatabase  (31MB)
shape file  (54MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Boundary_LN portrays boundaries. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The boundary line feature class complements the boundary polygon feature class (FSTopo_Boundary_PL); the two feature classes create a complete boundary coverage of the FSTopo area of interest.Within the FSTopo
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FSTopo Boundary Ownership Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (20MB)
shape file  (39MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Ownership_PL portrays land that is not owned by the Forest Service within the Proclaimed Forest boundary. The line feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for updates is the BasicOwnership feature class from the Automated Lands Program (ALP).Within the FSTopo database, features are
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FSTopo Boundary Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (13MB)
shape file  (30MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Boundary_PL portrays boundaries. The source for updates is data from the Automated Lands Project (ALP). The boundary polygon feature class complements the boundary lines (FSTopo_Boundary_LN) feature class; the two feature classes create a complete boundary coverage of the FSTopo area of interest.Within the FSTopo
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FSTopo Building Point

ESRI geodatabase  (132MB)
shape file  (176MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Building_PT portrays small buildings are portrayed as point features. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo Building Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (35MB)
shape file  (42MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Building_PL portrays large building footprints greater than 100 feet along the longest axis are displayed as polygon features. The polygon feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype
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FSTopo BuiltupArea Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (3MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_BuiltupArea_PL portrays Urban areas where only landmark buildings are portrayed. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic
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FSTopo ContourFSAK Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 26, 2019

FSTopo_ContourAK_A (Annotation): 1:63,360 Scale Alaska Index contour labels. Contour Label - Brown is used for labeling regular Index Contours and Contour Label - Blue is used for labeling Glacier Index Contours.

FSTopo ContourFSAK Line

ESRI geodatabase  (449MB)
shape file  (1091MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 24, 2019

FSTopo_Contour_AK_LN portrays elevation contour lines for the Alaska Area of Interest. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The contour labels for the ContourFS_AK_LN are displayed in the ContourFSAK_A (Alaska). The elevation contours for the conterminous USA was obtained from the USGS and
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FSTopo ContourFSPR Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (217KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 26, 2019

FSTopo_ContourPR_A (Annotation): 1:24,000 Scale Puerto Rico Index contour labels.

FSTopo ContourFSPR Line

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (12MB)

Date of last refresh: Jul 24, 2019

FSTopo_Contour_PR_LN portrays elevation contour lines for the Puerto Rico Area of Interest. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The contour labels for the CotourFS_PR_LN are displayed in the ContourFSPR_A (Puerto Rico). The elevation contours for the conterminous USA was obtained from the
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FSTopo ContourUSGS Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (272MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 26, 2019

FSTopo_Contour48_A (Annotation): 1:24,000 Scale Coterminous United States Index contour labels.

FSTopo Culture Line

ESRI geodatabase  (32MB)
shape file  (41MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Culture_LN portrays manmade features such as Pipelines, Power Lines, Ski Lifts, Fences, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Culture Point

ESRI geodatabase  (6MB)
shape file  (9MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Culture_PT portrays manmade features such as Mines, Lighthouses, Located Objects, Prospects, Drill Holes, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to
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FSTopo Culture Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (965KB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Culture_PL portrays Manmade features such as Fish Hatcheries, Pools, Piers, Sewage Disposal, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Drainage Line

ESRI geodatabase  (698MB)
shape file  (1425MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Drainage_LN portrays features associated with water lines such as Rivers, Streams, Shorelines, Canals, Dams, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached
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FSTopo Drainage Point

ESRI geodatabase  (4MB)
shape file  (6MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Drainage_PT portrays features associated with water such as Springs, Wells, Boat Access, Gaging Stations, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to
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FSTopo Drainage Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (289MB)
shape file  (596MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Drainage_PL portrays features associated with water bodies such as Open Water, Swamps, Glaciers, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe
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FSTopo GeodeticControl Point

ESRI geodatabase  (3MB)
shape file  (4MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

GeodeticControl_X contains Vertical and Horizontal control locations. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo Landform Line

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (3MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Landform_LN portrays surface features that have geographic significance such as Continental Divides, Levees and Spoil Banks. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes
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FSTopo Landform Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (23MB)
shape file  (49MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Landform_PL portrays surface features that have geographic significance such as Glacial Moraines, Gravel or Lava Areas, Dry Lakes or Ponds, Mines, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with
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FSTopo LargeTank Point

ESRI geodatabase  (105KB)
shape file  (107KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_LargeTank_PT portrays variable size point features, where the 'tank_radius' field defines the size. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Offshore Line

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Offshore_LN portrays Offshore features, such as exposed Rock, Wreck, Shoal, Pile, Coral Reef, and Large Area Outline. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes
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FSTopo Offshore Point

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Offshore_PT portrays Offshore features, such as Exposed or Sunken Rocks, Wreck, and Pile.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology characteristics of features. Annotation features are
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FSTopo PBSText48 Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (435MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 26, 2019

FSTopo_Text48_A (Annotation): Coterminous United States-Stand alone map text collected at scale of PBS (1:24,000). Text is categorized by annotation subclasses; Boundary, Civil Township, Culture, Landforms, Hydrographic, Trail Numbers, National Trails, Recreation, PLSS, Spot Elevations, Place Names, Control/Monuments. Text
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FSTopo PBSTextAK Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (13MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 26, 2019

FSTopo_TextAK_A (Annotation): Alaska-Stand alone map text collected at scale of PBS (1:63,360). Text is categorized by annotation subclasses; Boundary, Civil Township, Culture, Landforms, Hydrographic, Trail Numbers, National Trails, Recreation, PLSS, Spot Elevations, Place Names, Control/Monuments. Text layers are separated
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FSTopo PBSTextPR Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (377KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 26, 2019

FSTopo_TextPR_A (Annotation): Coterminous United States-Stand alone map text collected at scale of PBS (1:24,000). Text is categorized by annotation subclasses; Boundary, Civil Township, Culture, Landforms, Hydrographic, Trail Numbers, National Trails, Recreation, PLSS, Spot Elevations, Place Names, Control/Monuments. Text
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FSTopo PLSS Line

ESRI geodatabase  (68MB)
shape file  (74MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_PLSS_LN portrays Public Land Survey System (PLSS). The line feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The PLSS line feature class (FSTopo_PLSS_LN) complements the PLSS polygon layer (FSTopo_PLSS_PL); the two feature classes create a complete PLSS coverage of the FSTopo area of interest.Within
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FSTopo PLSS Polygon

ESRI geodatabase  (35MB)
shape file  (54MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_PLSS_PL portrays Public Land Survey System (PLSS). The source for updates is data from the Township and Section feature classes from the Automated Lands Program (ALP) and the BLM CAD-NSDI. The PLSS_polygon feature class complements the PLSS_line layer (FSTopo_PLSS_LN); the two feature classes create a complete PLSS
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FSTopo Railroad Line

ESRI geodatabase  (5MB)
shape file  (8MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Railroad_LN portrays features associated with Railroad Tracks. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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FSTopo RecFacility Point

ESRI geodatabase  (793KB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_RecFacilities_PT portrays Recreational locations, such as Campgrounds, Picnic Areas, Trailheads. The layer also contains Forest Service Offices and Facilities. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for the Recreation facility feature class is the Infra database, which is the
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FSTopo RoadShield48 Point

ESRI geodatabase  (16MB)
shape file  (21MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_RoadShield48_PT contains Interstate, U.S., State, County route marker, vertical and horizontal Forest Service road box. The name field is used to label the point symbol. Conterminous US and Puerto Rico 1:24,000.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype
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FSTopo RoadShieldAK Point

ESRI geodatabase  (99KB)
shape file  (69KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_RoadShieldAK_PT contains Interstate, U.S., State, County route marker, vertical and horizontal Forest Service road box. The name field is used to label the point symbol. Alaska, 1:63,360.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached
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FSTopo RoadShieldPR Point

ESRI geodatabase  (63KB)
shape file  (21KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_RoadShieldPR_PT contains Interstate, U.S., State, County route marker, vertical and horizontal Forest Service road box. The name field is used to label the point symbol. Conterminous US and Puerto Rico 1:24,000.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype
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FSTopo SpotElevation Point

ESRI geodatabase  (18MB)
shape file  (24MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_SpotElev_PT marks the location of spot elevations. Elevation values are displayed in the PBS Text layers. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to
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FSTopo Survey Line

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (1MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Survey_LN portrays Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Land Grants, Survey Lines, Tract lines. The line feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the
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FSTopo Survey Point

ESRI geodatabase  (472KB)
shape file  (617KB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Survey_PT contains monuments, land grants, and non Public Land Survey System (PLSS) survey points. The point feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe
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FSTopo Transportation Line

ESRI geodatabase  (695MB)
shape file  (1367MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Transport_LN contains transportation features ranging from Trails to Highways. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF). The source for this feature class is local, county, and state data as well as the Infra database, which is the USFS authoritative database for manmade features.Within
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FSTopo Transportation Point

ESRI geodatabase  (2MB)
shape file  (2MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo Transport PT contains features such as Gates, Berms, Bridge Abutments, etc. This feature class was derived from the Cartographic Feature File (CFF).Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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Historical Woodland Density of the Conterminous U.S., 1873

ESRI geodatabase  (175KB)
shape file  (190KB)

Date of last refresh: Mar 31, 2017

This dataset includes polygons with a minimum of 40 acres of woodlands per square mile as depicted in William H. Brewer’s 1873 map of woodland density and covers the conterminous United States. Each polygon has been labeled with the density category (1-5) depicted on the original map. This dataset was created by
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PBS Reference Quadrangle

ESRI geodatabase  (1MB)
shape file  (5MB)

Date of last refresh: Sep 24, 2019

FSTopo_Quadrangle_PL portrays the FSTopo quad footprint. Quadrangles with a Vintage > 0 (greater than zero) make up the FSTopo area of interest.Within the FSTopo database, features are represented as lines, points, or polygons, with descriptive subtype attribute codes attached to describe the cartographic symbology
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