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Meet USGS mapmakers in Menlo Park, California.

On July 27 and 28, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Western Mapping CEnter in Menlo Park will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a free open house, exhibits, and tours of the cartographic center (not generally open to public tours). It's a rare chance to see the latest in mapmaking equipment, including data-digitizing machines, plus earthquake and seismic equipment. Opening ceremonies, the U.S. Navy Band, and speeches begin at 9 a.M. on July 27. Tours will be given from 10:30 to 3 on Friday, 9:30 to 3 on Saturday. The center is located at 345 middlefield Road in Menlo Park, 30 miles south of San Francisco. From U.S. 101 (Bayshore Freeway), exit west on Willow Road; drive 1 mile to Middlefield and turn right; in 11/2 blocks, the center will be on your left. You'll find map sales and information in Building 3, open from 8 to 4 both days. ...go map-shopping in Denver at the Denver Federal Center, you can visit the USGS Rocky Mountain regional division for various kinds of maps. The map sales center (in Building 41) offers regular topographical maps. At the National Cartographic Information Center (in Building 25), you'll find aerial photographs, Landsat satellite imagery, and other hard-to-find map materials. Both centers are open 8 to 4 weekdays. The Federal Center is on S. Kipling Street off U.S. Highway 6.
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