Maps, Publications and Online Data


The Maps and Publications Search allows you to find maps and publications by geographic area or subject.

Online Maps

Digital Data

Digital geologic datasets (shapefiles and/or web map services) are available from the Maine Geological Survey Open Data site and the Maine GeoLibrary. Datasets are available for download free of charge.

Printed Maps and Publications For Sale

  • Not all of the printed maps and publications are available online. Use the Maps and Publications Search to identify printed publications that can be purchased from the Maine Geological Survey. Or, if you know what you want, go directly to the ordering instructions.
  • Publications listed from the following agencies are available for sale:
    • Maine Geological Survey
      • Geologic quadrangle maps
      • Regional geologic maps
      • Technical geologic reports
      • Popular geologic guidebooks
    • U.S. Geological Survey
      • Topographic maps
      • Selected geologic publications
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
      • National Wetlands Inventory maps
      • Selected wetlands publications

U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps

  • The Maine Geological Survey sells U.S. Geological Survey topographic paper maps for Maine at the following scales:
    • 1:24,000 (707 maps cover the state)
    • 1:100,000 (35 maps cover the state)
    • 1:250,000 (13 maps cover the state)
    • 1:500,000 (1 map covers the state)
  • Use the Maps and Publications Search to find the names and prices of available quadrangles:
    • Use the Zoom In feature on the map of Maine to display your region of interest.
    • If the quadrangle outlines and names don't show, zoom in to a smaller area.
    • Use the Geographic Search to locate your region of interest. Topographic maps will be listed under USGS Base Maps in the results column. Click on the Details link next to the map citation for price information.
  • Or, if you know what you want, go directly to the ordering instructions.

Links to Related Topics - Maps and Publications

  • Maine State Library
    • GeoRef - worldwide geologic bibliography published by the American Geological Institute. Access for MAINE RESIDENTS ONLY is provided through the Maine State Library's MARVEL! virtual library.

  • U.S. Geological Survey
    • National Geologic Map Database - Search database developed by USGS in cooperation with the Association of American State Geologists. The database is a geoscience resource for maps and related data about: geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology.
    • National Geologic Map Database - TopoView - View and download all scales of current and historical USGS topographic maps.

Last updated on March 16, 2021