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I would like to draw a map with the administrative borders of countries in Europe and Arabia in order to show the usage of International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs) in those countries. I would place the uppercased 2-letter country codes in the middle of each country, and preferrably I would use several different colors to show the state of IBAN adoptancy: SEPA member, country grabbed the Euro, or non-Euro country.

The data should be there, but I'm totally lost how to generate such a map. I suppose that there are many existing examples for similiar maps. Can you please point me to them? Regards - Georg

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asked 06 Nov '12, 21:53

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edited 12 May '14, 11:38

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Tilemill is one tool which should let you create such a map without too much trouble. QGIS is another option, although not as easy to use.

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answered 07 Nov '12, 11:23

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If you need country borders at a quite low zoom level, you should try also the vector data from

Maybe you can add text and coloured fillings with a vector editor like inkscape or similar.

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answered 07 Nov '12, 18:03

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