Questions tagged [natural-earth]

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

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Oblique Mercator Distorts Edges of Map

I'm learning how to use Oblique Mercator projection in QGIS 3.4.7. I created a custom projection with "omerc" and passed two points (New York City, USA and Tokyo, Japan) as the parameter. Extent: ...
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Creating spherical texture map from QGIS World map?

Right now I am building an application in OpenGL. The application maps a spherical Earth texture map to a polygon approximating a sphere. When I use any of the sphere textures such as from http://...
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Use Natural Earth data set in Cesium

I have saved NaturalEarth data set in my desktop. Then I created a view as below. <script> var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer', { ...
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Problem reading shapefile with Python ogr-module

Trying to read naturalearthdatas shapefile vers. 4 "ne_110m_admin_0_countries.shp" with the python-ogr.modul I encounter a problem. inspecting the file with the following code-snippet: counter = 0 ...
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Geotools & Natural Earth finding lat/lon not always accurate

I am trying to take a lat/lon and find which country the lat/lon is located in. Below is a boilerplate of code I found to accomplish this, which was found in this post (Reverse Geocode latitude ...
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Natural Earth shapefile geometry-type [duplicate]

Why do the Natural Earth shapefiles like ne_110m_countries_admin_0.shp have a geometry-type POLYGON, while it should be MULTIPOLYGON (at least when I understand Understanding difference between ...
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Administrative country boundaries over the years

I am using natural earth's Admin 0 Countries dataset and it works great, but need to plot some data going back to 1962. Any idea how I could handle the national border changes? (In fact, I only need ...
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Downloading raster from Natural Earth world raster directly into QGIS?

The world raster of Natural Earth can be downloading from their website. Is their a way to download them directly into QGIS?
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Criteria of Countries selection in Natural Earth Data 1:110m?

I'm trying to figure out how Natural Earth Data has selected the countries listed in its 1:110m Admin-0 Countries dataset. Indeed there is only 177 countries in this dataset. Is it Population size ? ...
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Merging seemingly contiguous polygons leaves artifacts [duplicate]

I am working with a NaturalEarth country vector dataset (download it here) and I am trying to merge country polygons according to custom regions (based on the UN Geoscheme), in order to only have an ...
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Shapefile not displayed after changing projection from EPSG:4326 to EPSG:3832 in QGIS

I downloaded the shapefile for the country "ne_10m_admin_0_countries.shp" from the natural earth web site, and opened it with QGIS and saved is with EPSG:3832. I restarted QGIS and opened the new ...
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Blue Marble rasters and NaturalEarth shapefiles

I am working on a personal 3D project which combines metadata from shapefiles, and rasters for topography, true color, bathymetry, etc... I am using the Blue marble images (which I understand are ...
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multiple glitches in rendered rasterfile after reprojecting in QGIS

I reprojected a natural earth raster file (Natural Earth II with Shaded Relief, Water, and Drainages, CRS WGS84) with a costum CRS (azimuthal orthografic) using Raster->Projections->Warp in QGIS. ...
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What is the elevation unit of the Natural Earth's Shaded Relief raster? [duplicate]

I need to use this raster data to extract elevation for points and polygons, but I am really confused about the unit of the pixel values http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-raster-data/10m-...
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Unable to render globe map in QGIS

I'm trying to make a nice-looking globe in QGIS. I've used the Natural Earth data (10m resolution, bathymetry, land, and land-area render layer). I then used the following projection: +proj=ortho +...
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PostGIS ST_Area with similar geographies producing different results

I'm running ST_Area on two different NaturalEarth datasets but am getting different results when the geographies are clipped before performing the area calculation. First, I've loaded the 10m "admin0"...
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Trying to get all Landscan Urban areas in the USA (from Natural World shp files)

I'm desperately trying to get a json file of all the Landscan urban areas in the USA. The ne_10m_urban_areas_landscan.shp has a list containing polygons of all urban areas in the world with a NAME ...
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Kosovo ISO_N3 or ISO_A3 in Natural Earth

How does one access Kosovo in the natural earth ne_10m_admin_subunits shapefile? It seems to lack the "XK" code needed to access it.
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Merge Natural Earth SQLite country polygons using ogr2ogr and ST_Union

I'm trying to create a map with the world continents (with a few modifications). As a source I use a sqlite file from Natural Earth. I already introduced my modification in the definition of the ...
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Transform Natural Earth data to 27700

I'd like to know how (if possible) to transform the shapefiles I've downloaded from the natural earth datasets which are in EPSG:4326 to BNG EPSG:27700. So far I've loaded the shapefiles I need into ...
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Reverse Geocode latitude longitude with Geotools using Natural Earth Shapefiles in Java

I am trying to perform reverse geocoding in Java using GeoTools and Natural Earth Shapefiles. I just want to pass latitude longitude and get the corresponding country name + state name. I have ...
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Save shapefile as grouped/layered vector file

I want to get the 10m natural earth countries file into a Mercator projection and then into a vector file (SVG, ai, etc) where for each country, its main land and any of its islands are in a single ...
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how to fix projection in QGIS from earth data

After downloading and opening natural earth data in QGIS, the result shows like this I have tried uncheck simplify geometry but it doesn’t work. I think the problem is related with globe projections ...
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Natural Earth doesn't render well in Robinson World projection

QGIS Pisa 2.10.1 Mac Pro, Mac OS I don't seem to be able to create a simple World Map using the Natural Earth Dataset and the Robinson World projection, unless I zoom in. What could be the problem?
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PostGIS query to retrieve the largest polygon for multi-polygons by grouping on attribute field

I'm working with the Natural Earth 10m Admin 1 States Provinces polygon data. This dataset contains multi-polygons for each state / province in the entire world. What I'd like to do is to grab the ...
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Adding Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to CartoDB?

I am new to Cartodb. I have started with the ne_50m_admin_1_states data. How can I add Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico? Is there geometry I can get? Is there an easy way to add them?
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Loading Natural Earth *.prj file into QGIS 2.10.1?

I have found solutions for this problem in other versions of QGIS, but none that apply to the newest version 2.10.1. Whenever I try to import a Natural Earth Raster projection that is a prj file I get ...
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How can I show timezone in TileMill?

I downloaded data from Natural Earth Data and added it to TileMill (git revision 8044976 on Mac) I downloaded raster data, borders, cities, airports and timezones. However, the timezones show only a ...
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What OSM information to use for low zoom levels to get a style similar to MapQuest [closed]

I am building an outdoor map of Europe. Everything looks pretty nice when zoomed in. But when I am zoomed out, my map looks pretty boring. Most parts are white. In low zoom levels I display polygons ...
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Create a simple Natural Earth topographic map with Mapbox

I want embed a Mapbox map on a website and put some placemarks on it (I already did so, but that was a year ago and everything was easier back then ;)). I am a bit confused with the new Mapbox Studio ...
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Kartograph - converted svg not the same as before

I'm using the following script to convert a map from NaturalEarthData. But the result is very sobering. It seems like something went wrong with the scaling, but I got no errors when executing the ...
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Convert Natural Earth shape to GeoJSON - (Multi)LineString instead of (Multi)Polygon?

I need shapes of admin regions as GeoJSON (Multi)Polygons. After looking for an appropriate source for way too long, I found this NE Admin 1 dataset. Using ogr2ogr to convert the data to GeoJSON, I ...
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Trouble in Natural Earth Shapefile “jumps” read using GeoTools

I'm using GeoTools 12.0 to read in Natural Earth data. I'm really happy with the performance, and ease of implementation. But, I'm having trouble reading in very large polygon data. The 110M Ocean ...
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OGROGR and SQL: unexpected reserved keyword error?

As I do the following query on naturalearth places.shp : ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -sql "SELECT * FROM ne_10m_populated_places WHERE ADM0NAME = 'India' ORDER BY POP_MAX DESC LIMIT 1,30" places.tmp.geo.json ...
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OGR2OGR and SQL: selecting 30 biggest places from a country?

I use ogr2org to filter naturalearth places.shp : ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -where "ADM0NAME = 'India' AND POP_MAX > 500000" places.tmp.geo.json ne_10m_populated_places.shp I would prefer to select the ...
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Is Natural Earth (the site) dying?

I came across the Natural Earth site www.naturalearthdata.com from an answer on this stack - I've found it a great resource for shape data - probably the best available. But looking around the site I'...
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Reprojecting Natural Earth raster into natearth projection with gdalwarp causing black squares?

I'm trying to reproject the Natural Earth 2 raster layer (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-raster-data/10m-natural-earth-2/) into the natural earth projection (http://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Where to find administrative L-2 polygons under open license?

NaturalEarth provide L-0 (countries) and L-1 (sub-division) shapefiles, but no L-2 (sub-sub-division) shapefiles. GADM.org provides L0 to L-5 data, and have a pretty good coverage for L-2 (sub-sub-...
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OSM administrative polygons : what is the current worldwide coverage?

Does OSM have a summary view of its administrative polygons coverage worldwide for each administrative level ? NaturalEarth have Countries (L0), and subdivisions (L-1) with complete (100%) coverage. ...
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Coordinate System changes after reprojection

I have changed the projections of some Natural Earth Shapefile to "WGS 84/Pseduo Mercator", that works fine (after cutting out the artic), but now the co ordinates of the shapefile are all out of wack....
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Extracting data from Natural Earth using GeoTools java class?

I wrote a small java class to extract country boundaries from naturalearthdata.com data. My problem is that the coordinates do not match with OSM map, the whole polygon is shifted... e.g. according to ...
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How can I use Natural Earth's country data in TileMill without map tearing?

I am trying to import the ne_10m_admin_0_countries shp file from Natural Earth into TileMill but I get strange map tearing around Antarctica. I tried through PostGIS first (my main motivation for ...
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What is format of Natural Earth SQLite database GEOMETRY column?

I need to extract coordinates of polygon boundary points in order to draw a map in my application. Does anyone know what is format of "GEOMETRY" column in this database? It doesn't look like .SHP ...
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How do I add a Natural Earth label layer to a TileMill project?

I'm using TileMill from MapBox to generate tiles and export Mapnik xml files. So far so good. I've downloaded the entire Natural Earth dataset, and have so far successfully imported layers for lakes, ...
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How to dissolve naturalearth vectordata with gdal?

trying to use the workflow described by @aflaciano at How to render area that crosses 180°? I did the following: 1) downloaded and installed gdal-111-1600-x64-core.msi from http://www....
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Where are descriptions of attributes in datafiles on naturalearthdata.com?

I have downloaded some datafiles from naturalearthdata.com site. For example, ne_50m_admin_0_countries feature source contains dozenz of attributes with names like scalerank, level, mapcolor7, ...
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Auto generate map from natural earth data with QGIS or other utility

I'm looking at natural earth data to generate each country and save it as a png. What I'm using is: 10m_populated_places, 10m_admin_0_countries and 10m_land. The populates places is the first layer, ...
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Global height data as polygons — Natural Earth doesn't have it?

I love the bathymetry data from Natural Earth. I've been looking for the last few days for the same basic data but for land. I'm trying to find general elevation shapefiles, as polygons. I don't need ...
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Simplifying TopoJSON causes leak of Natural Earth in d3

I'm working with topoJSON and D3 to display Natural Earth data on a globe. Obviously, we need to simplify our geometries while still keeping borders consistent. We've created a script as based on ...
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naturalearth sqlite db not loading into qgis 2.2 [duplicate]

I downloaded the naturalearthdatabase in sqlite-format (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/, the downloadlink goes to http://kelso.it/x/nesqlite), but qgis 2.2 (running under win 7 64bit) does ...