USGS Map Services for The National Map

A message from the USGS, via SoCal GIS:

Hello California GIS users.

We wanted to make everyone aware of several map services that USGS supports. These allow you to view nationwide data from The National Map in your GIS software. To use these in ArcGIS – select Add Data button then choose GIS Server from the list, then “add ArcGIS Server”

To add the tiled map cache (these are background topographic map images, including topo maps with and without imagery), use:

If you want raster data services, use:

And if you want vector data services use:

There is also a NED status service (this shows availability and resolution of USGS digital elevation models) at:

Hope these help and please let us know if you have any questions.  Thanks,

Carol Ostergren

Drew Decker

USGS Geospatial Liaison for Pacific Region

NSDI Partnership Office, U.S. Geological Survey

4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92101


619-225-6101 fax