I'm looking for an oceans or coastlines shapefile that's a more detailed than what Natural Earth has to offer (1:10m).

I'm working with 2000 Census county shapefiles, but it doesn't cut out lakes or oceans. So the county boundaries are a bit blobby. If I clip it to Natural Earth's oceans, a sliver of New York County gets left inside King's County. (I'm a perfectionist using QGIS and Tilemill).

County shapefiles example

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    So you only need the oceans surrounding the United States, right?
    – Jake
    Sep 2 '13 at 19:55
  • On closer inspection, I'm looking for lakes and oceans. Something to get the counties to hug the land. Currently reading over this last thread. gis.stackexchange.com/questions/9578/… Sep 2 '13 at 20:20

Found the cartographic files here

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