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Tom Patterson

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Some of you might have use for Natural Earth, a raster base map of the world made from public domain data and featuring merged landcover and shaded relief at 1.24 km resolution:


Besides the large data files suitable for making custom maps, the website contains a gallery of interesting landscapes from around the world and a downloadable poster-sized wall map. Please help yourselves.

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This is a very impressive dataset. Thanks for sharing, Tom.
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Dear Mr. Patterson!

Great work. In fact i´m a big fan of yours and your work. One of your maps (three wigwams) is my desktop wallpaper.

Best wishes,


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Incredible. Thank you. Erin

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