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World

Datasets marked with an asterisk are not available for download.

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearDownloadMetadata
Admin boundaries (1st level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2013admin.zipXML
Airportspointsshapefile2013airports.zipXML
Citiespointsshapefile2013cities.zipXML
Continentslinesshapefile2013continent_ln.zip*XML
Continentspolygonsshapefile2013continent.zipXML
Contourslinesshapefile2013contours.zipXML
Country boundariespolygonsshapefile2008cntry08.zipXML
Country boundaries (generalized)polygonsshapefile2013country.zipXML
Drainagelinesshapefile2013drainage.zipXML
Gazetterpointsshapefile2013gaz.zipXML
Lakespolygonsshapefile2012lakes.zipXML
Lat and long gridlinesshapefile2013latlong.zipXML
Linear waterlinesshapefile2013hydrolines.zipXML
Named latitudes and longitudeslinesshapefile2013geogrid.zipXML
Populated placespolygonsshapefile2013pop_places.zipXML
Railroadslinesshapefile2013railroads.zipXML
Regionslinesshapefile2013region_ln.zip*XML
Regionspolygonsshapefile2013region.zipXML
Riverslinesshapefile2013rivers.zipXML
Roadslinesshapefile2013roads.zipXML
Time zonespolygonsshapefile2013timezone.zipXML
Urban areaspolygonsshapefile2013urban_area.zipXML
UTM zonespolygonsshapefile2013utmzone.zipXML
Water bodiespolygonsshapefile2013hydropolys.zipXML
World 30 degree lat/long gridpolygonsshapefile2013world30.zipXML
World Wildlife Federation Maritime Areaspolygonsshapefile2013wwf_mar.zip*XML
World Wildlife Federation Territoriespolygonsshapefile2013wwf_terr.zip*XML

Europe

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearFile Name
Citiespointsshapefile2008cities.zip*
Countriespolygonsshapefile2008country.zip*
Ferry routeslinesshapefile2008ferries.zip*
Major lakespolygonsshapefile2008mjrlakes.zip*
Major riverspolygonsshapefile2008mjrrivers.zip*
Major roadslinesshapefile2008mjrroads.zip*
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (country level)polygonsshapefile2013nuts0.zip*
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (subdiv 1)polygonsshapefile2013nuts1.zip*
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (subdiv 2)polygonsshapefile2013nuts2.zip*
Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (subdiv 3)polygonsshapefile2013nuts3.zip*
Placespointsshapefile2008places.zip*
Provinces (1st level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2008prov1.zip*
Provinces (2nd level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2008prov2.zip*
Provinces (3rd level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2008prov3.zip*
Railroadslinesshapefile2008rails.zip*
Railroad stationspointsshapefile2008rr_stns.zip*
Roadslinesshapefile2008roads.zip*
Urban areaspolygonsshapefile2008urban.zip*
Waterpolygonsshapefile2008water.zip*

Mexico

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearFile Name
Administrative areas (2nd level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2008admin.zip*
Citiespointsshapefile2008city.zip*
Contourslinesshapefile2008contours.zip*
Hydrographypolygonsshapefile2008hydro_p.zip*
Hydrographylinesshapefile2008hydro_l.zip*
Railroadslinesshapefile2008rails.zip*
Roadspolygonsshapefile2008roads.zip*
States (1st level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2008states.zip*
Urban areaspolygonsshapefile2008urban.zip*

Canada

NameFeaturesFile TypeYearFile Name
Area codespolygonsshapefile2006areacode.zip*
First Nations landpolygonsshapefile2006indnrsrv.zip*
Major citiespointsshapefile2006mjcities.zip*
Major roadslinesshapefile2006mjrroads.zip*
Municipalities (3rd level level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2006municplt.zip*
National parkspolygonsshapefile2006natlpark.zip*
Postal codes (centroids)pointsshapefile2006postal.zip*
Provinces (1st level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2006province.zip*
Provincial parkspolygonsshapefile2006provpark.zip*
Railroadslinesshapefile2006rails.zip*
Regional municipalities (2nd level subdivs)polygonsshapefile2006regnmuni.zip*
Rural citiespointsshapefile2006rurcities.zip*
Urban citiespointsshapefile2006urbcities.zip*
Waterpolygonsshapefile2006water.zip*