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National Atlas

     National Atlas product of Nighttime Lights of
     North America

The National Atlas of the United States products are specialized geospatial, geostatistical, and thematic maps for the United States in digital raster and/or vector format.

The National Atlas products available on EarthExplorer are static and no longer supported to reflect corrections or new data sources.

There are 624 datasets available in various formats, such as Shapefile, TIFF, and BIL.  Some of the available datasets are listed below:

  • North American Atlas – Bathymetry
  • North American Atlas - Political Boundaries
  • Cities and Towns
  • Hydrologic Unit Boundaries
  • Invasive Plants - Leafy Spurge
  • Federal Lands of the United States
  • 100-Meter Resolution Elevation of the Conterminous United States
  • North American Atlas – Roads

The National Map provides more current topographic maps and other geographic data by offering a range of scales and layers of geospatial information.

Data Use and Citation Policies

For information on how to cite USGS data plus guidance on usage restrictions,
please see our Data Citations and Use page at

Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and
does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Contact Information for User Assistance

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
47914 252nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57198-0001

Phone Number: 605-594-6151
Toll Free: 800-252-4547
Fax: 605-594-6589


Business Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Central Time