USGS Historic Topographic Maps circa 1945

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Citation Information:
Publication Date: 2010
Title: USGS Historic Topographic Maps circa 1945
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Abstract: This layer includes the 15', 1:62500 USGS topographic maps for Maine from the mid 1900s, mostly ranging from 1920 to 1965. There are 190 quads in this layer, covering all of the state. Eight quads did not have maps from this era, so their earlier maps were used and are duplicates from the circa 1910 series for Maine as early as 1904. These are Petit Manan (1904) Monhegan (1906), Tenants Harbor (1906), Matinicus (1906), Belfast (1917), Cutler (1918), and Great Wass Island (1921). The maps were scanned from paper copies, georeferenced, and then had the collars clippled and the edges mosaicked. Most maps were scanned originally at 600dpi, either by MEGIS or USGS. All georeferencing of these was done by USGS. A few quads were not either in the collection of Maine or USGS, and in those cases quarter-quads were downloaded from the UNH library web site, those quarters were then georeferenced separately and if needed, rubber-sheeted along seamlines to make the quad. Most of these quads indicate land cover (green areas). Note that the source paper maps vary considerably in their paper color, ink contrast, fading, and so forth. The user will see great variation between quads which cannot be made more consistent at this time.
Purpose: Historic USGS 15' Topo Maps ranging from circa 1920-1965
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
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Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -71.3606
East Bounding Coordinate: -66.7683
North Bounding Coordinate: 47.5229
South Bounding Coordinate: 42.8339
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: Maine
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None. However, users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and that some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated for products derived from these data.
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Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Maine GeoLibrary
Contact Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing and physical
Address: 51 Commerce Dr, 3rd floor
City: Augusta
State or Province: ME
Postal Code: 04330
Country: US
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Data Set Credit: Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS), US Geological Survey (USGS), University of New Hampshire Library (UNHLIB)
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20190109
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Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time