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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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The Enterprise Data Warehouse Team tested exporting out to KML/KMZ files as a deliverable and due to the complexity and size of the datasets this has been unsuccessful. To obtain a KML file for any EDW dataset, go to the USFS Enterprise Open Data site https://enterprisecontentnew-usfs.hub.arcgis.com and search for the dataset. An option to download to KML is available from that website. If you have questions, contact: SM.FS.data@usda.gov.
 

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Feature Classes Abstract

Motor Vehicle Use Map: Roads

ESRI geodatabase  (99MB)
shape file  (200MB)

Topcs: transportation

Themes: roads, transportation, access management, motor vehicle

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

The feature class indicates the specific types of motorized vehicles allowed on the designated routes and their seasons of use. The feature class is designed to be consistent with the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Only roads with a SYMBOL attribute value of 1, 2, 3, 4, 11, and 12 are Forest Service System roads and contain data concerning their availability for OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) use. This data is published and refreshed on a unit by unit basis as needed. Information for each individual unit must be verified as to be consistent with the published MVUMs prior to inclusion in this data. Not every National Forest has data included in this feature class.
parent dataset: Transportation

Motor Vehicle Use Map: Trails

ESRI geodatabase  (26MB)
shape file  (56MB)

Topcs: transportation

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

This feature class depicts Forest Service trails where motorized use is allowed. It contains information on the specific type of motor vehicle and their seasons of use. The feature class is consistent with the appropriate National Forest's Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Non-motorized trails are not included in this data. Trails in this feature class are legal for some motorized use for at least a portion of the year. Any reference to Open or Dates Open refers strictly to when it is legal to use that motor vehicle on the trail. It is not meant to describe when the conditions would be appropriate for that use. As an example, a trail may be designated open to motorcycles all year long but there may be periods of time when snow depth prevents the use of motorcycles on that trail. It is compiled from the GIS Data Dictionary data and tabular data that the administrative units have prepared for the creation of their MVUMs. This data is published and refreshed on a unit by unit basis as needed. Individual unit's data must be verified and proved consistent with the published MVUMs prior to publication in the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
parent dataset: Transportation

National Forest System Roads

ESRI geodatabase  (216MB)
shape file  (412MB)

Topcs: transportation

Themes: motor vehicle, transportation, road, access management

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

Existing Forest Service roads with attributes representing their characteristics. Each feature represents a segment of road where the attributes are the same. Attributes apply either to the entire road or to some measured distance along the road.
parent dataset: Transportation

National Forest System Trails

ESRI geodatabase  (92MB)
shape file  (197MB)

Topcs: transportation

Themes: trail, recreation, transportation, trail

Date of last refresh: Aug 19, 2019

The TrailNFS_Publish Layer is designed to provide information about National Forest System trail locations and characteristics to the public. It describes trail locations, basic characteristics of the trail, and where and when various trail uses are prohibited, allowed and encouraged. Because the data readiness varies between Forests, each Forest approves which level of attribute subset are published for that forest. Forests can provide no information or one of three attribute subsets describing trails. The attribute subsets include TRAILNFS_CENTERLINE which includes the location and trail name and number; TRAILNFS_BASIC which adds information about basic trail characteristics; and TRAILNFS_MGMT which adds information about where and when users are prohibited, allowed, and encouraged. When a Forest chooses to provide the highest attribute subset, TRAILNFS_MGMT, these attributes must be consistent with the Forest's published Motorized Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).
parent dataset: Transportation

FSTopo Airfield Line

ESRI geodatabase  (559KB)
shape file  (785KB)

Themes: airfield, transportation, topographic, quadrangle, fstopo, cartographic

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 symbology characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources. Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.

FSTopo Airfield Point

ESRI geodatabase  (72KB)
shape file  (36KB)

Topcs: imagerybasemapsearthcover, transportation

Themes: airfield, transportation, topographic, quadrangle, fstopo, cartographic

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources. Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.

FSTopo Arrow Line

ESRI geodatabase  (352KB)
shape file  (317KB)

Themes: transportation, topographic, quadrangle, fstopo, cartographic, arrows

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 symbology characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources. Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.

FSTopo PBSText48 Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (434MB)

Themes: topographic, fstopo, quadrangle, airfield, cartographic, transportation

Date of last refresh: Jul 24, 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 layers are separated into lower 48 and Alaska for map scale purposes. The planned future source is undetermined.

FSTopo PBSTextAK Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (13MB)

Themes: topographic, fstopo, quadrangle, airfield, cartographic, transportation

Date of last refresh: Jul 24, 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 into lower 48 and Alaska for map scale purposes. The planned future source is undetermined.

FSTopo PBSTextPR Annotation

ESRI geodatabase  (374KB)

Themes: topographic, fstopo, quadrangle, airfield, cartographic, transportation

Date of last refresh: Jul 24, 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 layers are separated into lower 48 and Alaska for map scale purposes. The planned future source is undetermined.

FSTopo Railroad Line

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

Themes: transportation, topographic, quadrangle, railroad, fstopo, cartographic

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources.Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.

FSTopo RoadShieldAK Point

ESRI geodatabase  (98KB)
shape file  (69KB)

Themes: transportation, topographic, alaska, quadrangle, fstopo, cartographic, road shield, route marker

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 to describe the cartographic symbology characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources.Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.

FSTopo Transportation Line

ESRI geodatabase  (694MB)
shape file  (1366MB)

Themes: transportation, topographic, trail, quadrangle, fstopo, highway, cartographic, road

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 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 represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources. Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.

FSTopo Transportation Point

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

Themes: transportation, topographic, bridge, quadrangle, gate, fstopo, abutment, cartographic

Date of last refresh: Jul 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 characteristics of features. Annotation features are represented as stand-alone map text collected relative to the scale of the topographic quadrangle. The FSTopo database was originally populated with Cartographic Feature File (CFF) data which was digitized from either the Primary Base Series (PBS) quadrangles or U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic map series quadrangles. Over time, the legacy CFF data is being replaced (at least partially) with data from nationally standardized sources. Data completeness reflects the content of the original source graphic, digital correction guide information, stereoscopic source, monoscopic source, supplemented with cadastral source information. Forests and Quadrangles may have undergone revision at varying dates. The update revision uses a variety of sources, including Digital Orthophoto Quad (DOQ) imagery, NAIP imagery, cadastral information, other vector data sources, and field-prepared correction guides in hardcopy or digital format.