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Hi,

I', looking for some historic boundaries of Germany, especially of the 17th and 18th century. General borders are sufficient, so does anyone know about some historic data for Europe, preferably in a geodate format?

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There was an old thread on this subject.

The data I'm referring to in my first post is no longer on my server, but I've attached it here.
Attached File  Historic.zip   3.82MB   74 downloads

And I still don't know who made it or how I got it.
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There was an old thread on this subject.

The data I'm referring to in my first post is no longer on my server, but I've attached it here.
Attached File  Historic.zip   3.82MB   74 downloads

And I still don't know who made it or how I got it.


I would be careful of those shapefiles because the naming accuracy is deadly inaccurate in some cases, for example Nova Scotia has & never was part of Quebec in 1785, & Canada did not include the east coast in 1815. Upper Canada was Ontario in 1815 & Lower Canada was Quebec in 1815. Those area's in both shapefiles are more appropriately labeled as British North America.

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There was an old thread on this subject.

The data I'm referring to in my first post is no longer on my server, but I've attached it here.
Attached File  Historic.zip   3.82MB   74 downloads

And I still don't know who made it or how I got it.


I would be careful of those shapefiles because the naming accuracy is deadly inaccurate in some cases, for example Nova Scotia has & never was part of Quebec in 1785, & Canada did not include the east coast in 1815. Upper Canada was Ontario in 1815 & Lower Canada was Quebec in 1815. Those area's in both shapefiles are more appropriately labeled as British North America.


Maybe we should clean them up in order to get them included in Natural Earth Vector?
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There was an old thread on this subject.

The data I'm referring to in my first post is no longer on my server, but I've attached it here.
Attached File  Historic.zip   3.82MB   74 downloads

And I still don't know who made it or how I got it.


I would be careful of those shapefiles because the naming accuracy is deadly inaccurate in some cases, for example Nova Scotia has & never was part of Quebec in 1785, & Canada did not include the east coast in 1815. Upper Canada was Ontario in 1815 & Lower Canada was Quebec in 1815. Those area's in both shapefiles are more appropriately labeled as British North America.


Maybe we should clean them up in order to get them included in Natural Earth Vector?

Sounds like an idea. But I'll have to do some research as well as it pertains to the rest of those shapefiles.

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Thanks all for the input and sorry for missing the search - my brain was already at sleep mode after a too long day starting way toooooo early. well, thanks all again!
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