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specifically roads, railroads, and rivers shape files.... no cost would be nice, but it needs to be more detailed and accurate than mapcruzin's free data. Something under $500 would also be considered.

Anyone here have experience / recommendations with locating low cost shape file data for Turkey?

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Have you considered OSM? wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Turkey –  underdark May 23 '12 at 13:44
    
Thanks underdark, i have attempted to extract vector data from openstreetmap but without success... any suggestions on how to extract vector data (shape files) from openstreetmap would be most appreciated. –  sirgeo May 23 '12 at 13:58
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You could have a look at downloads.cloudmade.com/asia/western_asia/… –  underdark May 23 '12 at 14:00
    
Thanks underdark! How long has that downloads.cloudmade.com downloads page been available? Truly impressive source! –  sirgeo May 23 '12 at 14:36
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http://download.geofabrik.de/osm/europe/

turkey.shp.zip 22-May-2012 05:09 59M ESRI Shapefile (EPSG:4326), zipped

has Turkey in Shapefile format extracted from the Master database on 22-May-2012.

You can use Quantum GIS (QGIS) to view the files.

Would recommend you load this data into a database postgres with postgis high recommended.

http://postgis.refractions.net/download/

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Wow! another beautiful data source! How long has geofabrik been serving up this wonderful data? Mapperz, underdark, and gisstackexchange Thank You! Truly a wonderful place/people for answers to GIS issues. Size mutluluk dolu yıllar diliyorum! –  sirgeo May 23 '12 at 14:49
    
Since Early 2008 –  Mapperz May 23 '12 at 14:55
    
how did you get turned on to it, if i may ask? i searched all over the web looking for this vector data. –  sirgeo May 23 '12 at 18:13
    
mapperz.blogspot.com/2008/09/… –  Mapperz May 23 '12 at 18:32
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