[Freegis-list] Re: Free high-quality country and administrative
taw at users.sf.net
Mon Jul 25 04:03:32 CEST 2005
On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 06:00:35PM -0700, Brent Wood wrote:
> "best" is not easy, best for what purpose? I'm also assuming you are looking
> for global datasets.
Global or at least covering major parts of the world.
> Some stuff which I'd rank as very interesting includes:
> vmap0/igns world vector data ? (not sure if this is synonymous with CIA but
> does include roads/rail to a reasonable global coverage)
I'm just downloading Vmap0. It seems to be much better than the CIA WDB2,
but I don't know how up-to-date it is. For political and administrative
boundaries it's much more important than raw accuracy.
> SRTM based land elevation data
> STRM/ETOPO based land/sea elevation/bathymetry
> This message from the GMT archives might help
> also see
Thanks for the links.
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