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Does anyone know what cartoDB uses for country boundaries on their standard basemaps e.g. cartodb world flat blue? A shapefile would be really useful as doing global maps (using country polygons) look awful if they don't line up nicely. I've looked in the data library but couldn't find anything

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The repo for the new CartoDB Basemaps is Open Source and available here: https://github.com/CartoDB/cartodb-basemaps

They're generated by a variety of data, but the whole list is available here:

https://github.com/CartoDB/CartoDB-basemaps/raw/master/data/z4to10.json
http://common-data.cartodb.net.s3.amazonaws.com/basemap_datasets/continents_900913.zip
http://common-data.cartodb.net.s3.amazonaws.com/basemap_datasets/ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces_lines_shp.zip
http://common-data.cartodb.net.s3.amazonaws.com/basemap_datasets/ne_10m_geography_marine_polys.zip
http://common-data.cartodb.net.s3.amazonaws.com/basemap_datasets/ne_50m_geography_marine_polys.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_admin_0_countries_lakes.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_admin_0_boundary_lines_land.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces_lines.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_roads.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/physical/ne_10m_lakes.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_airports.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_populated_places_simple.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/physical/ne_10m_rivers_lake_centerlines.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_urban_areas.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/10m/cultural/ne_10m_admin_0_boundary_lines_map_units.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/cultural/ne_50m_admin_0_countries_lakes.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/cultural/ne_50m_admin_1_states_provinces.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/cultural/ne_50m_admin_1_states_provinces_lines.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/physical/ne_50m_land.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/physical/ne_50m_lakes.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/cultural/ne_50m_populated_places_simple.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/physical/ne_50m_rivers_lake_centerlines.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/50m/cultural/ne_50m_urban_areas.zip
http://www.naturalearthdata.com/http//www.naturalearthdata.com/download/110m/physical/ne_110m_geography_marine_polys.zip
http://data.openstreetmapdata.com/simplified-land-polygons-complete-3857.zip
http://data.openstreetmapdata.com/water-polygons-split-3857.zip
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It's probably http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ or https://www.openstreetmap.org/ data, both freely available (depending on your use case).

  • Thanks bugmenot123, I'll check both of those options and report back on any results. I couldn't find anything in the cartoDB docs. – Oliver Burdekin Sep 3 '15 at 11:53

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