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I could check this, but I was hoping anyone else had this info handy - what is the latest version of VMAP level 0? I have the edition 5 cd-roms, which have a publication date of September 2000, has there been any updates since then?

(a quick web search didn't reveal anything obvious)
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I don't think there were any updates since the data set was published in the public domain back in 90s. If the vmap0 was updated I'd be quite happy to know where to find the newest version though :-)
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The latest that I have is v5 as well. I got 4 cd's, 3 different editions:
SOAMAFR: edition 3
SASAUS: edition 5
EURNASIA: edition 3
NOAMER: edition 4
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Mika - know you know about it! Just head over to NGA and download it...
http://geoengine.nga.mil/
http://www.mapabilit...vmap0_soft.html

I don't think that much has changed in it in practice, between the versions/editions.
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Mika - know you know about it! Just head over to NGA and download it...
http://geoengine.nga.mil/
http://www.mapabilit...vmap0_soft.html

I don't think that much has changed in it in practice, between the versions/editions.



Yes I know those resources. I actually obtained my copy of vmap0 from MapAbility. I think links at mapability point to nga sites, I don't remember. But from what I remember the most actual version is 1990s.

There was DCW there as well and the datasets don't differ that much. And also there was a DCW version prepared by manifold and advertised as highly processed but it seemed to be just reformatted to mnifold mdb.

But if your budget can cope with some expenses (something like 3k GBP I believe...) you may find collins-bartholomew world data set quite interesting. They say it's what they use for the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
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There's also Avenza's MapData World, although that's at a different scale level than VMAP.
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Europa Technologies also offer a range World datasets Global Insight, which is revised on a regular basis.


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Mika trust me, the metadata in my VMAP0 cds says september 2000. DCW is a commercial release of version 1 of VMAP0, as far as I know - released 1992 (maybe some additional layers). Don't know what edition that corresponds to, maybe 1?
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frax,

By saying 1990s I meant just a period before 2k. I know there were a few editions of vmap0, but I think they didn't incorporate anything new but minor data cleansing, adjusting, etc. I might be wrong though - perhaps I worked with one of the first editions and that's why I make wrong assumptions. But you gave links to a relativey fresh version at mapability, and that's where I downloaded the data from...

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Most of the data is still approximately 1970 and digitized from aviation charts, and I the updates have been very minor, as far as I know. But I think they are reasonably up to date with e.g. countries.
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