International Boundaries

adm0

Updated: Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Detailed

Very high resolution boundaries Using OpenStreetMap for coastline data, U.S. Department of State Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) for international boundaries, and United Nations Department of Statistics M49 for attributes. See GitHub for technical information on how this layer is made.

This ADM0 layer comes in several versions to represent different world views of disputed areas. Starting with the "All" version, areas are dissolved together based on varying international recognition. The following preset world views are available for download:

  • International: A balanced world view for use by international non-governmental organizations. Disputed areas follow recommended representation used by the UN Clear Map. UN agencies should use official layers at the UN Geospatial Hub.
  • All: A conservative world view that dissagregates disputed areas. Useful if applying individual customization outside the presets generated here.
  • United States: World view of the United States as represented in the original Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) layer.
  • Land: Only shorline data, recommended for using with point and line layers above for cartographic applications.
World ViewPolygonsLinesPoints
Internationalgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsx
Allgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsx
USAgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsx
Landgpkg | shp

Simplified

The following uses OpenStreetMap simplified coastlines (~30MB) instead of originals (>1GB), LSIB layer is unchanged.

World ViewPolygonsLinesPoints
Internationalgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsx
Allgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsx
USAgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsxgpkg | shp | xlsx
Landgpkg | shp

Download metadata tables as: json | csv | xlsx