I downloaded a shapefile for Montenegro from https://gadm.org/download_country_v3.html and created a table in PostGIS using shp2pgsql. The table has column geom of type geometry which is a multipolygon. I'm drawing these multipolygons as polygons using Leaflet.draw (converting multipolygon to single polygon is the reason why some municipalities in the south with islands have strange boundaries).

As you can see data from shapefile isn't correct (especially in the north). I'm using OpenStreetMap as basemap provider, so the map images are correct. Also to prove GADM data isn't correct, here is the image of the most eastern municipality on their website https://gadm.org/maps/MNE/rozaje.html.

It's clearly the same shape as the one on the map. I don't mind shapes not being too detailed or slightly incorrect, but I would like at least their positions to be accurate. Each of the municipalities in the north is moved like 10 km to the south.

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Please share if you know a better source for this type of data.


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Sorry, I don't have a source for better data, but some additional information/explanation.

Most data from Montenegro has the same problem in the North. The state is still very young and - as far as I know - they still didn't finally agree about the borders (especially to Kosovo). Usually, there is a gap in data on both sides.

Another thing is, that there have been (and will be) several reforms of municipalities. In your data the 2 new municipalities of Gusinje (since 2014, used be part of Plav) and Petnijca (since 2013, used to be part of Berane) are missing. And I think Tuzi (part of Podgorica municipality) should be an independent municipality soon, too. Here is a list of the municipalities: https://sh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Op%C5%A1tine_u_Crnoj_Gori

This map on Wikipedia includes the 2 new municipalities: https://sh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petnjica#/media/File:Montenegro_adm_location_map.svg Maybe you can find out, where they had the data from.


Here is a link to an up to date (Sep 2019) file I created myself:


Mirror: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/vHbV2MTWfd/

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