January 12, 2007
Free USGS DRG data downloads from Libre and the Internet archive... download away!
Remember the USGS DRG map ransom project that "freed" the data, making these data freely available for public download? Well, its been some time and it seems that the data are indeed freely available for all. I surfed around a bit this AM and wanted to remind any of you GIS techs and managers that are STILL paying for these free data to consult this finne resource as an alternative. Data are available from a coulpe of locations and served up via http or ftp download. You can browse by State from the following locations: http://libremap.org/data/ - the libre map project UIorhttp://www.archive.org/details/maps_usgs - the Internet archive