FSTopo - Forest Service Topographic Maps

FSTopo is the Forest Service Primary Base Map Series (1:24,000 scale for the lower 48 and Puerto Rico, 1:63,360 for Alaska) quadrangle maps. FSTopo products cover the US Forest Service lands. FSTopo data is available in 3 different formats: geo-enabled PDF, GeoTiff, and Vector data. GeoTIFFs and PDF's can be downloaded from the FSTopo Map Products page.

Vector data can be downloaded from the Downloadable Data page and is organized under the Imagery and Basemap ISO categories. Datasets are available in shapefile format and ESRI file geodatabase format.

Layer files and FSTopo fonts can be downloaded here.
The FCSubtype list can be downloaded here.

FSTopo only covers quadrangle that cover Forest Service lands. Any Quadrangle maps not available for download in the FSTopo Series may be obtained as US Topo maps from the Map Locator & Downloader on the USGS Store.


About FSTopo


FSTopo is a database-driven web application that enables the creation and downloading of large scale topographic maps. FSTopo produces 7.5 minute, 1:24,000-scale maps over the conterminous United States, and 15 minute X 20-22.5 minute, 1:63,360-scale maps over Alaska.

The FSTopo database consists of digital cartographic information derived from Forest Service Cartographic Feature Files (CFF). CFF data was developed from the U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale, 7.5-minute topographic map series, with enhancements and regular revisions to satisfy Forest Service needs. FSTopo is increasingly using Forest Service national authoritative data from the FSGeodata Clearinghouse that are maintained by field personnel.



Topographic data from alternate sources


FSTopo downloadable vector data does not include contours or woodland tint for conterminous US. The contour and woodland tint data is available from the USGS TNM Download.


For more information contact wo_gstc_fstopo_team@fs.fed.us