Where or how can I get the ADM3 geojson or shapes for all the countries in the world?

I am new in Dataviz and I tried geonames.org but I only get points and not polygons.

ADM3 is the 3rd category of country division. So for instance in the case of USA, it is ADM0 = Country, ADM1 = State, ADM2 = County, etc..

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    What is ADM3? I think this may be better suited as two separate questions 1) How can I get polygons for all countries of the world? and 2) How can a import/display polygons in python using X library?
    – GISHuman
    May 17, 2017 at 2:28
  • Good idea, I am going to change it now
    – Pedro Rio
    May 17, 2017 at 2:31
  • I've only seen sporadic ADM2 data, and have NEVER seen ADM3 data. If you have nothing, you have all there is.
    – Vince
    May 17, 2017 at 2:38
  • For open data I think the best place to ask is the Open Data Stack Exchange.
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 22, 2018 at 1:58

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According to paper Map Methodology 2016 - NTD Mapping Tool one source of third-order administrative regions (admin3) is:

Geoconnect: A harmonized source of district-level geography for neglected tropical disease programs.

The World Food Programme also gives access to Administrative Boundaries Level 3 data through WFPGeoNode


https://gadm.org/ has a downloadable collection. Has level 3 some countries as far as i can tell. Sometimes also level 4 & 5 available.

In this github repo you can find an almost complete scrape.

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