We're looking for an equivalent of "The National Waterway Network" dataset but for the entire world. Essentially vector data of all non-ocean waterways including major rivers etc, that can be used for ships. So this would exclude waterways like streams and drainages shown in typical hydro data. Anyone aware of a source for this data either as a whole or a compilation of the sources for each specific country?

Ideally the worldwide data would have some sort of uniformity between countries.


OpenStreetMap.org holds river, and if you want to go into the sea, there is openseamap.org - Would that fit your purpose?

Or you could check out http://www.diva-gis.org/Data if you have the time to download by country, and join it together yourself.

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