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. Quadrangle maps not included in the FSTopo Series may be obtained from the Map Locator & Downloader on the USGS Store or the USGS TNM Download page.

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.


About FSTopo


The FSTopo database consists of digital cartographic information derived from Forest Service Cartographic Feature Files (CFF). CFF data were derived from the standard Forest Service Primary Base Series (PBS) or Single Edition Series (SES) map as part of the Forest Service National Geographic Information System Plan. PBS and SES maps were 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.

Over time, FSTopo will include more Forest Service authoritative data that are contributed by FS field unit staff and FSTopo products will increasingly reflect current, on-the-ground conditions.



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