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Hi.

I am looking for administrative historical shapefiles containing the borders for the countries of the world from year to year.
Does someone know where i can find such shapefiles?
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Hi.

I am looking for administrative historical shapefiles containing the borders for the countries of the world from year to year.
Does someone know where i can find such shapefiles?


I've got some here

Disclaimer: I did not make this file, I can't remember who did or where I found them though. As far as I can remember, the original author did release them into the public domain and of course all credit should go to him/her.
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Hi. Thanks for the files. They are quite interesting, but i did forget to mention that i was looking for shapefiles containing borders from 1946 to 2005.

Cheers!
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In that case I have nothing for you :(
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I've been meaning to do something like that for a long time...

Thanks Hans to you "anonymous" contributor! ;)

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Hi. Thanks for the files. They are quite interesting, but i did forget to mention that i was looking for shapefiles containing borders from 1946 to 2005.


Actually, I may be able to help you a little bit...

I have atlases/world maps from the following years in my collection:
1936, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1986, 1988 and 1999. I could make scans or photos of those maps which you could use as a reference (though they'd be in different styles, scales and projections).

In addition to that, this may be helpful if you're going to construct these files yourself:
Dating old maps and globes
List of national border changes since World War I
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There's also National Geographic Map Collection where you can search and see maps published since a 100 years, includind their World Maps (a lot of maps in the 50's, 60's, ...).

Could help!

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You should download the old software "Viewconflicts", I think it comes with shape files that are what you are looking for. http://www.svt.ntnu..../viewConflicts/
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Ok. Thanks for the info people.

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Hi,

no shapefiles, but digital historical maps of very good qualitiy (free to use for personal usage,contact the creator, Dr. Kunz, under "impressum" for shapefiles and/or commercial usage) are available as gif, ps and pdf at this
website: http://www.ieg-maps.uni-mainz.de/
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Hi.

I am looking for administrative historical shapefiles containing the borders for the countries of the world from year to year.
Does someone know where i can find such shapefiles?


I've got some here

Disclaimer: I did not make this file, I can't remember who did or where I found them though. As far as I can remember, the original author did release them into the public domain and of course all credit should go to him/her.


Thanks for the link. I used those shapefiles to make this animated exhibit in google earth:

http://bbs.keyhole.c.../gonew/1#UNREAD

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Thats a nice animation!

Thumbs up!
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Hi,

I am replying to this old post to answer my own question.
Last year the cShapes dataset was introduced both as shapefile and as a R-package. The project is led by Nils Weidmann (Princeton Uni.) and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (Uni. of Essex, UK).

These historical administrative boundary files tracks all boundary changes globally from 1946 ->.

Very impressive work.

The URL for the project is located here: http://nils.weidmann...rojects/cshapes
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Hi.

I am looking for administrative historical shapefiles containing the borders for the countries of the world from year to year.
Does someone know where i can find such shapefiles?


See the Euratlas Georeferenced Historical Vector Data
http://shop.euratlas..._gis/index.html




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