[OSM-dev] OSM based replacement for Natural Earth national boundaries

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Mon Dec 15 17:26:10 UTC 2014

Most OpenStreetMap maps use the Natural Earth boundary data for showing 
national boundaries at the lowest zoom levels. On


you can now find a replacement for that based on OSM data and simplified 
specifically for the common web map zoom levels.  Also the maritime 
boundaries are trimmed to where they are actually useful.

Some more background information is available on


and a simple map showing the data on


Christoph Hormann

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