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USGS moving online
ANCHORAGE, Ak-- Just like the rest of the world the USGS map store is moving online.
And like most things these Alskan maps can be downloaded on your smartphone.
Some maps sold insidle the store date back to the 1950's.
"Terrain can change a lot in that time. Online is the way to get the accurate most up to date map," Barbara Bell, Executive Director, Alaska Geographic.
In January of this year Alaska Geographic, the non profit that currently operates the map store, opened a store at ship creek.
There they sell the most popular maps.
Bell says there's only one downside to becoming digital.
"There's always going to be a little pain associated with change and for people who are use to coming here before a trip they're going to have to think a little differently," Bell.