Data

All data created by maps without borders is released under an open data license. Please link to the project if you use any of our datasets.

Thematic extracts of OpenStreetMap data

We provide thematic extracts of OpenStreetMap data as shapefiles for simplified rendering of world maps. All data is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0, copyright OpenStreetMap and contributors.

Worldwide motorways

Worldwide motorways, Version 0.1 (2011-10-16):
motorways_osm_0.1.zip (38.3 MB zipped shapefile)

Worldwide railways

Worldwide railways, Version 0.1 (2011-10-17):
railways_osm_0.1.zip (66.4 MB zipped shapefile)

External datasources

In addition to above datasets, we use data from the following sources to create our maps:

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