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Hi everybody,

I was wondering whether there's an alternative to VMAP/DCW. Ideally, I'm looking for a free vector dataset which is at least of the same level of detail, preferably higher. Any thoughts?
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Hi Hans!

It depends of what you are looking for...

There's always the GSHHS (A Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database), or NOAA's Coastline Extractor, but the will give you shorelines, hydrography, but not much else...

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Hi Hank!


Hans ;)

It depends of what you are looking for...

There's always the GSHHS (A Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Shoreline Database), or NOAA's Coastline Extractor, but the will give you shorelines, hydrography, but not much else...


I'd need country boundaries too, plus rivers and somewhat reliable major roads and railways.
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Any reason for giving up VMAP?

Have you played with VMAP1 - I assume that when you say DCW/VMAP you mean VMAP0. VMAP1 still has a lot of tiles that are classified.
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Hi Hank!


Hans ;)

I'd need country boundaries too, plus rivers and somewhat reliable major roads and railways.


Oups! Sorry! But the k no longer appear in my original post so now, you look like the one who made a mistake... Hank? I didn't said Hank? :P

You could be lucky looking here.

I once download base maps from the WHO. I think they were somehow of a greater scale than what I'm used to but couldn't say if it's higher than VMAP and I didn't find the metadata...

Well... who knows? ;)

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You could be lucky looking here.

I once download base maps from the WHO. I think they were somehow of a greater scale than what I'm used to but couldn't say if it's higher than VMAP and I didn't find the metadata...


Doesn't look like either are really supplying what I'm looking for (though the fact that I can download data from The Who makes me feel great, aren't Roger and Pete the best?)

Oh yeah, just in case you were starting to doubt yourself, I have the power to edit your posts as well :ph34r: (admin privileges)
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Oh yeah, just in case you were starting to doubt yourself, I have the power to edit your posts as well :ph34r: (admin privileges)


Oh and you did? You put the k back on!! Why you little... :blink: hahaha! And I said I trusted you... :P

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Oh and you did? You put the k back on!! Why you little... :blink: hahaha! And I said I trusted you... :P


Who said I was trustworthy? :D

Oh well, enough fooling around, I put the 's' back. It's a power I rarely use (I think so far I've only used it to make links of url's that people posted)
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