You can download the "official" EU administrative/statistical units from Eurostat's GISCO service. The vector layers are available as ESRI Shapefiles and Personal GDBs, at different resolutions from here.
Note, in order to extract the country level polygons as below, you will need to extract all features based on the following query STAT_LEVL_ = 1 from ...
The Maplex for ArcGIS extension functionality has been moved into the
core ArcGIS for Desktop product and is referred to as the Maplex Label
so getting the effect you want is easy.
On the Data Frame Properties change Label Engine from Standard label Engine to Maplex Label Engine.
On the Layer Properties go to the Labels tab, open ...
If you don't mind creating your own application you could make use of the natural earth data (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/). The quality is excellent and breaks down to state-/province-level. Additionally, the data has a lot of attribute information.
You can download world countries from ArcGIS Online and then open the attribute table, select by attribute (CONTINENT = 'Europe') and then right click to export Europe as a new layer. Presumably you can do the same with other global data sets you've found.
You can obtain the line shapefile for the Mexican border from the U.S. Geological Survey website (or click here directly). Scroll down and from the list of Categories, select the Boundaries option. Then from the Int Boundary layer, click the Shapefile link:
You will also get the length of each line feature (as the boundary is broken up into segments).
For the US - What about the NOAA Shoreline site? Specifically the Coastal Geospatial Data Project.
EDIT: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center GSHHS Dataset does cover the whole world. And here are some other sources at marinegis.com
Cloudmade have the US coastline in Open Street Map in shapefile format - coastline included.
There is no quick way to extract Coastline from Open Street Map currently so you will have to download the entire data-set and extract what you want.
update 16th December 2015 (due to services discontinued)
Coastline is available from:
Cool project! You might take a look at MapIt: Global:
MapIt is a service that maps geographical points to administrative areas. This edition is based on source data from the totally amazing OpenStreetMap project, so add your boundaries there if they’re missing. If you’re in the UK our MapIt UK with open Ordnance Survey data will probably be more useful.
Admin boundaries below the taluka level are available only in the District Census Handbooks (where a map is given for each taluka or CD block). These taluka/CD block maps contain village and town boundaries (not boundaries of wards inside towns). These maps are not very accurate (spatially): our attempt to digitize and georectify these maps produces layers ...
This looks to me like a one degree wide and half degree high sheet layout of topographic maps similar to NTS.
Created with QGIS using vector raster. The numbering looks like a combination of West and North coordinates in 1/10 degrees.
This map contains an overview of 1:100,000 maps with the same numbering scheme:
There is a good data set from Natural Earth that contains countries and their admin units. As far as I remember abbreviations and ISO codes are also included. The data is free and more or less up to date. Have a look:
Maybe this post is helpful too:
Full list of ...
Unless you have a particular reason for using the boundary commissions, you can get national boundaries from the downloads at Natural Earth (this includes contested areas - if there are any in your area of interest). Go to the link, look under "Large Scale" and then "Cultural" for the files you will need.
A GRASS-GIS way:
get the NUTS 2013 ESRI Shapefile
and, if not existing, create a Location based on EPSG 3035
grass72 -c NUTS_RG_01M_2013.shp /geo/grassdb/europe/etrs_1989_laea
Else skip the next command and enter in a Location based on the ...
check this link http://www.geohive.com/cntry/ecuador.aspx for the census data (1990,2001 and 2010)
this one http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/en/metadata.show?id=1174&currTab=simple for the admin limits
By the way it is better to add the info that you are looking for the admin regions called "Parishes". These are third-level administrative units of ...
Shape files for India municipalities/village level won't be available as of now, But can be generated in QGIS or other such softwares by overlay digitization with background Web Map Services. India's Bhuvan is providing Web Map Service for 18 States at village or municipality level along with other numerous layers. To use WMS with QGIS this is a good ...
I would lean on this definition - East African Countries
East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. In the United Nations Statistics Division scheme of geographic regions, 20 territories constitute Eastern Africa UN Source
A simple way would be to have your national borders in a separate file from your subnational borders.
Here is an example if you use the most-detailed border datasets from Natural Earth Data (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-cultural-vectors/). I downloaded both the "Admin 0 - Countries" and "Admin 1- States/Provinces" datasets. They should ...
You might want to try using GEOS, a C++ port of the Java Topology Suite:
You were on the right lines with a bounding-box check, but the even smarter way is build a spatial index which means you can do better than O(n) for that first pass. GEOS can build spatial indexes for you.
I'm wondering what mobile platform you're ...
The perl script by Gary68 is outdated, because Openstreetmap has skipped the 32bit limit on node numbers, and Gary68 does not maintain his scripts anymore.
You can use osmconvert and osmfilter to query extracts, or use Overpass API to request the live database. The Openstreetmap wiki will guide you through both.
You may instead want to produce a Concave Hull (that is, replace ST_ConvexHull with ST_ConcaveHull as well as possibly experimenting with tweaking the second and third optional target_percent and allow_holes parameters). It may still be disappointingly simple depending on the target_percent you set, but it will most likely be closer to the ideal shape you ...
CLU isn't available to the general public. It's considered PII now.
None the less. It's doesn't cover all ground, just those involved in USDA programs. Plus, the boundaries don't always match up with what's actually going on the ground.
For example, a producer decides to crop one part of a field in beans and the other in corn. The CLU boundary may not ...
I was able to get this to work using the administrative boundaries dataset available here: https://mapzen.com/data/borders/
$ wget http://s3.amazonaws.com/osm-polygons.mapzen.com/planet_geojson.tgz
$ tar -zxvf planet_geojson.tgz
Since we want administrative level 2, use the file planet/admin_level_2.geojson for the next steps.
To import the GeoJSON file ...
Sometimes INEGI can help! from our side (México), and depends of what you want to do with that, look in this site:
click in "Areas geoestadisticas estatales"