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I am looking for border polygons from World War I (from 1914-1918). Is there a resource out there that maintains this kind of information?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Please provide more detail. What area of the world? I imagine that borders in Europe or Africa or Asia may be available, but from different sources. Also, I think you are likely to find paper maps that could be digitized as a good starting point. – Get Spatial Sep 6 '12 at 21:24
@GetSpatial Country borders for Europe and the surrounding region would be very useful. In the context of the first World War. – aaronfarr Sep 6 '12 at 21:30
can you use rastermaps too or do you need to use vector-maps only? – Kurt Sep 7 '12 at 5:46
@kurt Vector would definitely be preferable – aaronfarr Sep 7 '12 at 20:59

This may be what you're looking for:

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Disclaimer can be found here: – Rayner Sep 7 '12 at 16:34
This may also be useful:… – Rayner Sep 7 '12 at 16:36
thanks for the link. This is an excellent resource for more than just 1914. It has a wide range shape files across many centuries. These do, however, seem rather rough as though hand drawn. Best option so far but perhaps there are more accurate ones out there? – aaronfarr Sep 7 '12 at 21:02

euroatlas has detailled shapefiles for europe 1900, unfortunately not free, but there is a free sample, so that you can check the quality of the data. infos and download of sample:

the IEG-maps offer good raster-maps free for personal use: e.g. europe 1914 and there are also more detailled maps for diffferent parts of europe, e.g. central-europe 1914

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