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I am looking for a data set that has just the major roads between major cities. I need this for country level mapping so it does not need have a high level of spatial accuracy. Anyone have any good starting points?

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I would use StreetmapUSA if you are an ESRI user. The data comes with the install CDs.

You might also try downloading from the USGS Seamless Server.

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I am really looking for a world wide data set. If you look at country level maps from the 70's and 80;s most have a road network that is very basic. I thought that there may be a similar data set floating around somewhere

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I am really looking for a world wide data set. If you look at country level maps from the 70's and 80;s most have a road network that is very basic. I thought that there may be a similar data set floating around somewhere


VMAP might be an option. Not terribly correct or accurate, but for a global map it'll do. I can do you a global set of that (merged the data from the 4 cd's into a single spatial database), feel free to contact me privately if you're interested.
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I am really looking for a world wide data set. If you look at country level maps from the 70's and 80;s most have a road network that is very basic. I thought that there may be a similar data set floating around somewhere


the digital chart of the world also has roads in it, although it's 16 years old, but your main linkages will be there.




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