Topographic maps

Sample topographic mapTopographic maps, with contour lines representing elevation, are produced by the U.S. Geological Survey for the entire country. The maps range from the highly detailed 1:24,000-scale maps to generalized 1:500,000-scale state wall maps. State maps without contours also are available. Topographic maps of Kansas, with varying levels of detail, are available from the Kansas Geological Survey.

The 1:24,000-scale (7.5 minute) series maps are the most detailed topographic maps available for Kansas. Each map covers an area of approximately 6.5 by 8.5 miles and shows towns, lakes, rivers, creeks, ponds, roads, railroads, quarries, pipelines, radio towers, airports and landing strips, townships, vegetation, cemeteries, and rural buildings. They are available for the entire state.

The 1:100,000-scale county series topographic maps showing towns, lakes, rivers, roads, railroads, and other features also are available for the entire state.