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I am looking for a shapefile of Assam showing district-wide boundaries. I have searched in the net but I have not been able to locate one for Assam, even though shapefiles for India are available.

Can anyone suggest where I can obtain such a file?

  • I suspect that your question might be better researched/asked at the Open Data Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Dec 7 '16 at 6:16
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because as pointed out in the Comments it is better suited for the Open Data site. – jbchurchill Dec 7 '16 at 13:50
  • This is not a duplicate since Assam is a state, and the linked question is about villages & cities; – Devdatta Tengshe Dec 8 '16 at 10:00
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You can get various Boundary datasets from here: https://github.com/datameet/maps/

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    You will know better than me, but it seems there has been a couple of questions asking for administrative boundaries of India (see: gis.stackexchange.com/…). Perhaps you could help finding the best Q/A post so far and flag some duplicates of it? Or are these questions not duplicates at all? – Andre Silva Dec 7 '16 at 14:09
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    @AndreSilva: Sure, I'll get to it in a couple of days. – Devdatta Tengshe Dec 8 '16 at 10:01
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You can find district boundary of Assam from gadm. It has some detailed boundary of your region, and normally the GADM is the first site to look for boundary data for any country in the world. It has shapefile format as well as other popular GIS formats.

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    GDAM Data is old, generalized and Shifted. I would not suggest it to anyone. – Devdatta Tengshe Dec 7 '16 at 6:42
  • Thanks for your comment. I am suggesting GADM because the OP said he didn't find district-wise boundary data in shapefile format. If the data is old this is another issue. Since I am not aware of the region, I cannot judge whether the data is old or not. – ahmadhanb Dec 7 '16 at 6:50
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There is another web page, which provides you with spatial data all over the world, called Geofabrik. The public available data derive from OpenStreetMap.

There is a section about spatial data of India including Assam.

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