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Validity of World borders data

10/15/2012 2:21:44 PM
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Validity of World borders data

I have a few questions about World borders data that is free. (AdministrativeAreas.zip)

How old is that data?   Is it valid and contains all 250/251 countries border data??

There are fields CODE, CODE_DESC in the shapefile.  This CODE field, I think is FIPS country code.  Is this correct??

Is there a way to convert these codes to ISO2 country codes?

Let me know asap.

 

10/15/2012 5:02:15 PM
MVP
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Re: Validity of World borders data

VMAP0 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_map

10/30/2012 5:03:00 PM
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Re: Validity of World borders data

How is this related to my question???

11/1/2012 11:31:48 AM
MVP
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Re: Validity of World borders data

The World maps on our site were converted from VMAP0 (September 2000).
The CODE field contains 2-digit FIPS codes.

11/1/2012 9:48:19 PM
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Re: Validity of World borders data

Is there a latest version of this file available??

 

Are you going to provide latest version of Administrative Boundaries shapefile from latest data available?

 

Can you please tell.

11/3/2012 5:55:00 AM
MVP
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Re: Validity of World borders data

The maps are from National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. If they update the maps, we will be happy to update them and provide them in the shapefile format as well.

11/5/2012 2:01:55 PM
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Re: Validity of World borders data

There has been a lot of changes related to South Sudan being seperate from Sudan, Gaza / palestine seperate from israel and a couple of small corrections on data for islands in carribbean which are small island countries themselves and the data in world_borders_data shapefile is incorrect for them.  Did NGA correct VMAP0 data since 2000??? I guess they would definitely have.   Can you please check?

11/6/2012 9:39:50 AM
MVP
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Re: Validity of World borders data

We are not aware about any updates since VMAP0 became Public Domain.