Used by world vector outlines.
|The world outlines use vector shapefiles
Natural Earth. See their documentation
about caveats with boundaries; use of their data
does not imply any endorsement of disputed
boundaries. You are also encouraged to
check their web site for updates.
The easiest way to get this is to download everything for physical and cultural for the scales you want, unzip, and place in c:\mapdata\database\natural_earth_vector. This gives you some layers you don't need (like graticules), but will be simpler and faster.
Prep OSM/Natural Earth/GADM shapefile should be done to make it easier to use.
|Layer||Large scale 1:10m||Medium scale 1:50m||Small scale 1:110m|
|Source||Download data sets
(does not include US and Europe supplementary data)
|Download data sets inside program||Included in full install of program|
|Overall size||80 MB||9.6 MB||1.9 MB|
|Rivers||1403 records||458 records||14 records|
|Lakes||1338 records||397 records||26 records|
|Admin 0||250 records||242 records||177 records|
|Admin 1 (states/provinces)||3565 records||64 records (US + Canada)||52 records (US)|
|Cities||7314 records||1248 records||326 records|
Similar option for maps of US for states and counties.
Last revision 1/26/2021