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Hi,

unfortunately big sets of vmap1 data are still unavailable. On the homepage of Eastview they seem to have the entire set, but as I think, for those locations where vmap1 data isn't freely available until know, you have to inquire, and can't buy them directly. I haven't asked eastview yet, but I think they are just waiting until the free data is being released. Do you know if there is a possibility to buy vmap1 data now, which isn't freely avaiable ? Is there a release date for the entire set to be published in public domain or so?

vmap 0 und 1 data seem to be the only vector data sets which really cover the entire world, even places somewhere in the jungle or desert. or do you know some other data which have better resoluton than Vmap0 and are available to buy for the entire world? Do there exist other companies like east view, where one can search for available GIS data and maps for some isolated places with bad infrastructure? I'm searching some data for Nigeria.

any answer will be helpful! thank you. (sorry for my english)

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Open streetmap? I think chunks of VMAP1 are classified, as far as I know - last time I heard.

For alternatives, I have used ArcWorld (less detailed than VMAP0) which is partly based on World Databank II (old CIA dataset) - this is 1:3 mill. I think the upcoming Natural Earth Vector will be comparable. I guess you can ask Nat Kelso et al for a preview?

You can also license the data that goes into the Times Atlas - the Collins Bartholomew database. From when I looked at the preview, this looks like a very clean and easy to use database, with layers pre-prepared for ArcGIS. It is not cheap, but probably worth the price! I liked that it had e.g. stream order classifications prepared for instance. Read more at: http://www.bartholom...data.asp?pid=95
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unfortunately big sets of vmap1 data are still unavailable. On the homepage of Eastview they seem to have the entire set, but as I think, for those locations where vmap1 data isn't freely available until know, you have to inquire, and can't buy them directly.


I asked Eastview for certain tiles of VMAP1 some time ago and they weren't for sale to the general public.
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hi thank you for your answers. Natural Earth Vector will be very interesting, haven't known it until now. so probably vmap1 is really the most precise data available for the entire earth. i have also had a look to the bartholomews data, but as you say it is very expensive and the same scale as vmap0. so let's hope that the entire vmap1 set will be available soon. the only thing missing in vector map is a good hierarchy, so there's always some vectorization work to do :(

thank you!




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