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Where can I download the violet line representing the territorial borders (under water) in a shapefile format? I know about the download section of the Geofabrik server (, the problem is that I can't find the violet line in any of the country zip files. I want to import it in a GIS program (manifold gis) and reproject it.

asked 05 Aug '11, 12:12

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edited 05 Aug '11, 12:34

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You can download the normaly offered raw OSM data by or and do some filtering with osmosis or osmfilter. You can define that you keep only elements like boundary=administrative or whatever you need.

After that, you can convert your filtered data into shapefiles with the tools listed at shapefile.

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answered 05 Aug '11, 12:31

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edited 05 Aug '11, 13:45

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yes, but i dont know in which of the raw osm data package that line is... it is not in eiter of the country packages and the does not be a "world" package of some kind...

(05 Aug '11, 13:47) polyconic

Firstly, a bit of info about how the data at Geofabrik is split is contained here. It's worth reading that to understand what will and won't be in individual Geofabik extracts.

If for whatever reason what you want isn't available from Geofabrik (presumably you want ways such as this and the relations that they are part of) then perhaps an Xapi query would help? The Overpass and Jxapi servers (either OSM's or Mapquest's) would be the ones to start with, although you need to experiment a bit to check that you're getting the data that you want.

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answered 05 Aug '11, 15:21

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