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CIA World DataBank II

The CIA World DataBank II which provides high-resolution coastlines, together with national boundaries and rivers.

Coverage:
Global
License:
Public domain.
Author:
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The original data are stored in binary files. However, an ASCII version can be downloaded from here.

Derived datasets and tools:

  • Worldwide datasets: This can be done via the following commands:
    cat Source/*-riv.txt > world-riv.txt
  • GMT (with the rank given as a -Z flag, for plotting via psxy -M):
  • Remove parts of the dataset with a higher rank (i.e. higher orders of nested elements):
    • Dataset: (contained in the Paraview and GMT datasets)
    • Created using: gmt_filter_rank.pl
      Usage:
      ./gmt_filter_rank.pl < input.gmt > output.gmt
      
  • Paraview:
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