i found the USGS website that listed all the maps they have, but couldnt figure out how to order them, if its even possible from the site.
so anyone know where to get them in the LA/OC area ?
thanks in advance
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I had trouble with them once before.
Since then I have used Terraserver.com and mytopo.com for all of my mapping needs, check them out unless what you are ordering is exclusive to USGS???
Try offroute.com seems like a pretty cool site. You can actually see the map and areas in the region you wantOffroute.com topo maps .
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Allied Map in Orange has a bunch. They are old and cranky and have a "If we pull it, you buy it" policy, but they seem to have them all for the whole state.
Most reprographic/blueprint businesses carry them. Try either Orange County Blueprint or Riverside Blueprint. I also saw them for sale at Sport Chalet near Ontario Mills Mall. Another web site with free printable maps is TopoZone.com.
There is a pretty decent map shop in Pasadena on East Colorado Blvd on the North Side of the Street.
It was better than and Sport Chalet or REI.
"The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts; not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." --Abraham Lincoln
You can order maps directly from the USGS by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS.
Cost for a 7.5' quadrangle is $4.00. There is a $5 shipping/handling charge per order, no sales tax. You can pay with a CC. I have received maps in as little as 4 days and up to about 10 days. You can also request a map index for any state, free of charge.
Most retail stores sell the quads for $6 and up, so if you need more than 3 maps you will save money by directly ordering from the USGS.
I went to mytopo.com on friday afternoon and ordered a small waterproof as a test of the area I hang out in. It was here this morning(tuesaday-the post office was closed yesterday so who knows). It covers 4 quads just like they say they can. The only dissipointment is it doesn't show the blm roads that run through the area like I hoped. Also no legenend(not much that you can't recognize - but would have been nice for a first timer) Can't wait to get up there and compare and hope it does me some good.
Topozone.com has free "online" maps for the entire USA......