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I need to plot point data over a basemap of the Indian Ocean.

Can anyone tell me where I can find such a basemap in shapefile format?

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Try Natural Earth, they have ocean data as ESRI Shapefiles, you will however need to split out just the Indian Ocean from the dataset.

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VLIZ provides world maritime boundaries under a reasonable license. See their site for specific downloads.

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