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I was trying to find a shape file which has Australia and New zealand together(states) so that i could convert to jvectormap for ANZ. where i can find it?

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the Global Administrative Districts has shapefiles for all countries.

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I have merged the Australia and New Zealand Shapefiles using QGIS Desktop application. Now i got shapefile for ANZ. Thank you. –  Purushoth Apr 19 at 5:03
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The Natural Earth website is pretty good for freely available Geographic data, inlcuding Country boundaries.

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Thank you for your response.That was helpful,.. –  Purushoth Apr 19 at 5:06
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You could try to use OpenStreetMap data. Global land and water polygons are freely available from http://openstreetmapdata.com/data/land-polygons, a service offered by Jochen Topf. In contrast to the above mentioned Natural Earth dataset OpenStreetMap data is much more detailed and therefore requires more disk space.

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Here is the data for Australia straight from their government's website: http://data.daff.gov.au/anrdl/metadata_files/pa_nsaasr9nnd_02211a04.xml

Here is the data for New Zealand from their government's data portal: http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/people_and_communities/Geographic-areas/digital-boundary-files.aspx

From here you can merge the two shapefiles in QGIS or ArcMap or whatever GIS software you are using.

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Thanks @cdunn.. –  Purushoth Apr 19 at 5:07
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