I'm currently looking for a shapefile for Pakistan with the current district borders. So far I found something on https://gadm.org/. Unfortunately the shapefile there seems not to be up-to-date, as e.g. one district has been split into two in 1996, but in the shapefile it's still one district (and in some other cases the names seem to be the old ones).

Is there any "general source" with newer shapefiles (also for other countries)?

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    If it is open data that you seek, even spatial, then I think the place to ask is the Open Data Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Oct 27 '18 at 19:11
  • You could also try gis.stackexchange.com/q/495/115 where any new/updated information uncovered by this question should probably be incorporated. – PolyGeo Oct 27 '18 at 19:17
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    openstreetmap Pakistan download.geofabrik.de/asia/pakistan.html – Mapperz Oct 27 '18 at 23:56
  • Thx @Mapperz, but as far as I see there are no shapefiles with the district boundaries. – tho_mi Oct 28 '18 at 13:12
  • @PolyGeo, thx, I'll have a look! – tho_mi Oct 28 '18 at 13:12

You can select your country and download shapefiles here:


  • Thanks, but their source seems to be gadm.org and the shapefile they have on Pakistan is wrong. – tho_mi Nov 15 '18 at 14:32

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