I was hoping that exporting osm xml data would also give me an outline of the territory in view.

Where can i acquire such data?

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Unfortunately the gadm data is only free "for academic and other non-commercial use". I couldn't find a copyright notice for the diva-gis site. Really free and open data (public domain in this case) is available from http://www.naturalearthdata.com/, albeit with relative low resolution.

(26 Sep '10, 08:03) Jochen Topf

Administrative boundaries are directly available as download at Cloudmade http://downloads.cloudmade.com/

After this you may need extract needed admin_level (e.g. with josm find tool or with osmosis)

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Administrative boundaries (if that is what you want) are marked in OSM with boundary=administrative, with admin___level set to the type of boundary (2 = national border etc., see the linked article). Therefore, it is relatively easy to retrieve all national borders from OpenStreetMap, you can try e.g. XAPI query for all admin_level=2 (warning: 200MB download!).

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