How to get a topographic map of my property. Browse and view free us geological survey us forest service and nrcan topo maps for the us and canada. They are in essence a type of contour map also used in meteorology and oceanography. Then open this kmz file in google earth. You will need a computer and the exact address of your property.
You might find it on your local government website the county website where you live your local library or at city hall. The map will show your approximate property lines on the google aerial and on a high resolution topographic map. You will get a grid of topographic maps locations. Order a printed aerial satellite or topo map with property lines.
Topographic maps show the three dimensional shape of the landscape by representing equal elevation with lines on a two dimensional map. Google earth doesnt have topographic maps. Some maps open showing the usgs topo map and approximate property lines. Now you can print large format maps with the latest land ownership and property line details.
For some people when they hear the word maps they immediately say i must tell this person about google earth. Especially since the terrain is very very complex and convoluted. You can find a topographical map of your property by searching online. The map links we produce work on desktops laptops and most tablets cell phones and other mobile devices.
Also called elevation maps these color coded maps show elevation and contours of your property. Most of these example online maps open with the google aerial and approximate property lines.