Transform USGS Topographic maps from the GeoPDF format into a more GIS-friendly format - the GeoTIFF. GDAL, an open-source software program that has been specifically designed for use in reading and writing information to geospatial raster data formats. Find out how..
GeoTIFFs are a high-quality raster storage format that require large amounts of disk space. JPEG2000s provide the same high-quality raster appearance, but require significantly less disk space. This second in the series details how to create seamless basemaps from USGS Topographic GeoPDF's using this more efficient file storage format.
Learn to create seamless basemaps from the US Topographic maps in GeoPDF format by converting them into a "GIS-friendly" format such as GeoTIFF all with a basic script and Global Mapper 15.