I would like to download the world map as pdf so I can later add things in Illustrator. I only need a vector map of the world with the shoreline end country boarders. It seems the file is too big to generate.

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OpenStreetMap is probably much too detailed for what you need. Try this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maps_of_the_world

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answered 28 Feb, 08:35

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Ok, however these maps are as png. Can I find such a map as vector file (pdf, eps)? And with the same world representation/shape as OpenStreetmaps?

(28 Feb, 08:49) Sam
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Look again - most are SVG. If you want the same projection as OSM uses, limit your search to those with "mercator" in the name/description. www.naturalearthdata.com is a more sophisticated option but you'll need to use a GIS software like QGIS or ArcGIS to make a PDF/SVG from the shapes you can download there.

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