USGS Publications and Other Products
General Catalogs, Locators, and Collections
- USGS Store
Purchase USGS published products (including maps, books, and general interest publications) as well as products of other agencies that are available from the USGS.
- Publications Warehouse
Search 60,000 bibliographic citations and obtain USGS series publications. Availability of content ranges from USGS Store purchase, to full text, to bibliographic citation only.
- Biological Information on the Web—The National Biological Information Infrastructure
The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is an electronic gateway to biological data and information developed and maintained by the USGS and other NBII partners and contributors in government agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, and private industry.
- Geologic Information
National Clearinghouse for geologic maps, datasets, and related geoscience information. Includes links to major USGS geoscience databases and programs
as well as resources for creating digital geologic maps.
- National Water Data—NWISWeb
NWISWeb provides a comprehensive gateway to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all
50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
- The National Map
The Nation’s Topographic Map for the 21st Century—Access to high-quality, geospatial data and information from the USGS as well as Federal, State, and local partners.
- National Atlas of the United States®
Explore or download a comprehensive collection of small scale geospatial data from federal agencies.
Web-based portal for one-stop access to maps, data, and other geospatial services from across all levels of government, including the USGS. Geodata.gov is a component of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
Links to Specific Product Types and Collections
- Books, Reports, and Other Publications
Locate, view, download, or order scientific and technical articles and reports as well as general interest publications such as booklets, fact sheets, pamphlets, and posters resulting from the research performed by our scientists and partners.
- Map Information
Learn about, locate, view, download, or order topographic, geologic, and other special purpose maps and charts in a variety of printed and digital formats.
- General Aerial Photograph Information
Locate, view, download, or order photographs showing such features as landforms, vegetation cover, and other natural and man-made features and phenomena.
- Digital Satellite Data
Locate, view, download, or order global land remote sensing data derived from a variety of air- and satellite-borne sensors, including Landsat satellite imagery and data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer carried aboard National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's polar orbiting weather satellites.
- Digital Data Sets
Locate and download or order a vast array of biologic, geographic, geologic, and hydrologic scientific data collected or created by USGS scientists and partners.
- Scientific Software
Public-domain software developed by USGS scientists and partners to support a wide variety of natural science research and mapping activities.
- Real-Time Monitoring and Data
Measurements of natural phenomena such as earthquakes and floods collected, distributed, and displayed for immediate analysis following their occurrence as well as "live" scientific monitoring via video technology.
- Graphics, Photograph, and Video Collections
Collections of photographs and other visual media, most copyright-free, derived from the work of USGS scientists and partners.
Sources and Methods for Obtaining USGS Publications and Other Products
- How to Obtain USGS Products
A collection links to information about prices and how to obtain USGS publications and data products.
- Retail Sales Partners
Locate USGS Business Partners nationwide that sell selected USGS products including topographic maps, books and reports, digital cartographic and satellite data, and aerial photographs.