Looking for vector data for the country Turkey, specifically roads, railroads, and rivers shapefiles... no cost would be nice, but it needs to be more detailed and accurate than mapcruzin's free data.

Something under $500 would also be considered.

Anyone here have experience/recommendations with locating low cost shapefile data for Turkey?


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turkey.shp.zip 22-May-2012 05:09 59M ESRI Shapefile (EPSG:4326), zipped

has Turkey in Shapefile format extracted from the Master database on 22-May-2012.

You can use Quantum GIS (QGIS) to view the files.

Would recommend you load this data into a database postgres with postgis high recommended.


  • Wow! another beautiful data source! How long has geofabrik been serving up this wonderful data? Mapperz, underdark, and gisstackexchange Thank You! Truly a wonderful place/people for answers to GIS issues. Size mutluluk dolu yıllar diliyorum!
    – sirgeo
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 14:49
  • Since Early 2008
    – Mapperz
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 14:55
  • how did you get turned on to it, if i may ask? i searched all over the web looking for this vector data.
    – sirgeo
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 18:13
  • mapperz.blogspot.com/2008/09/…
    – Mapperz
    Commented May 23, 2012 at 18:32

You can visit http://download.geofabrik.de/europe.html and download Turkey vector data.

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