A fun, green solution from the USGS lets you wrap up your holiday goodies in a map! To promote the reuse of the colorful but space-consuming outdated topographic maps, the USGS-CGS maps office is giving them away for use as gift wrap.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 24th. 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 Menlo Park campus.