Holiday shoppers can pick up free gift wrap now from the U.S. Geological Survey and California Geological Survey’s Maps and Publications Sales Office at our new location on the USGS Menlo Park campus.
To promote the reuse of the colorful but space-consuming outdated topographic maps, the USGS-CGS maps office is giving them away for use as gift wrap. With their shades of green for forests, cities etched in red, and blue waterways, many of the maps are arrayed in holiday colors, and their large size, 24″ by 30″ offers a generous wrap for most holiday packages.
The free maps will be available for pickup in person only, in limited quantities, through December 24.
(We also stock for a nominal charge the current versions of the most popular USGS thematic maps and publications, all the topographic maps for California, and some maps published by other federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.)