Map Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE, for all users of EDW web services:

The domain is deprecated and will no longer be valid after December 31, 2017.

All Forest Service map, feature, and image services currently work with both the deprecated
domain prefix ( as well as the
domain prefix (

ONLY the domain will remain functional after the end of 2017.

Please update your bookmarks. For more information, please contact the USFS Data Team at:

Nationwide datasets are published as map services. These map services can be found at the following locations:


How to use map services:

Map services are maps made available to the web using ArcGIS. A map is created in ArcMap and published as a service to an ArcGIS Server site. Internet or Intranet users can then use the map service in web applications, ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online, and other client applications. To access the individual feature layers within a map service, the layer id must be referenced and added to the ArcGIS Online web map. For example, will add the EDW Right of Way feature layer to your web map.

For a more in-depth walkthrough of how to use EDW Map Services, please refer to the following guide: How to Use Map Services

How to see whether certain data layers are available for a specific forest:

Some data is published on a forest by forest basis. The instructions in this PDF document will tell you how to determine whether certain data layers are available for a specific forest.