A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.
|In an open and machine-readable format||SHP|
|Downloadable at once||Yes||They are available as shapefiles and file geodatabases (ESRI formats) for either all of the U.S. or for indivudula states|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|findable_steps||I have previous knowledge of the existence of this data and was able to discover easily from the main webpage of the USGS|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||United State Geological Survey|
|characteristics||Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km), Markings of national traffic routes, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders|