The 15 Minute Quadrangle maps are no longer available for purchase from the USGS. One must go to a library or college that might have a collection in order to physically view the maps. This web site provides a complete coverage of the collection for New York State. The original maps are maintained by the Department of Geography at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. These maps were scanned at the correct fractional scale using a large bed scanner. A few maps were obtained from other web sites and had to be rescaled to the correct fractional scale.

The College at Oneonta does not provide copies of these maps for use or distribution. It is possible that antiquarian book stores or map dealers might be able to acquire, for a fee, an original map(s). Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape, will allow one to download the maps from this web site. In the section entitled “15 MINUTE MAPS” find the desired map and click on the appropriate map icon. This action will show the entire map. Click on the map and the map at its full scale will appear. At full scale one will need to pan the map to view its various sections. Right click the mouse and click “Save Image As….” This step will download the map as a jpg file to a selected directory on one’s own computer.

Since these maps were created by a Federal agency, they belong in the public domain, and therefore, may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, or otherwise utilized for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods that are not yet available. It is requested that users indicate credit as Courtesy of Paul R. Baumann, Department of Geography, SUNY College at Oneonta when using or reproducing these materials.

Contact Person:
Paul R. Baumann
Professor Emeritus
Department of Geography
College at Oneonta
State University of New York
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