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TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.1.ZIP Provided by Bjorn Sandvik, thematicmapping.org Use this dataset with care, as several of the borders are disputed. The original shapefile (world_borders.zip, 3.2 MB) was downloaded from the Mapping Hacks website: http://www.mappinghacks.com/data/ The dataset was derived by Schuyler Erle from public domain sources. Sean Gilles did some clean up and made some enhancements. COLUMN TYPE DESCRIPTION Shape Polygon Country/area border as polygon(s) FIPS String(2) FIPS 10-4 Country Code ISO2 String(2) ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 Country Code ISO3 String(3) ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3 Country Code UN Short Integer(3) ISO 3166-1 Numeric-3 Country Code NAME String(50) Name of country/area AREA Long Integer(7) Land area, FAO Statistics (2002) POP2005 Double(10,0) Population, World Polulation Prospects (2005) REGION Short Integer(3) Macro geographical (continental region), UN Statistics SUBREGION Short Integer(3) Geogrpahical sub-region, UN Statistics LON FLOAT (7,3) Longitude LAT FLOAT (6,3) Latitude CHANGELOG VERSION 0.3 - 30 July 2008 - Corrected spelling mistake (United Arab Emirates) - Corrected population number for Japan - Adjusted long/lat values for India, Italy and United Kingdom CHANGELOG VERSION 0.2 - 1 April 2008 - Made new ZIP archieves. No change in dataset. CHANGELOG VERSION 0.1 - 13 March 2008 - Polygons representing each country were merged into one feature - Åland Islands was extracted from Finland - Hong Kong was extracted from China - Holy See (Vatican City) was added - Gaza Strip and West Bank was merged into "Occupied Palestinean Territory" - Saint-Barthelemy was extracted from Netherlands Antilles - Saint-Martin (Frensh part) was extracted from Guadeloupe - Svalbard and Jan Mayen was merged into "Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands" - Timor-Leste was extracted from Indonesia - Juan De Nova Island was merged with "French Southern & Antarctic Land" - Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Midway Islands and Wake Island was merged into "United States Minor Outlying Islands" - Glorioso Islands, Parcel Islands, Spartly Islands was removed (almost uninhabited and missing ISO-3611-1 code) - Added ISO-3166-1 codes (alpha-2, alpha-3, numeric-3). Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/appendix/appendix-d.html http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49alpha.htm http://www.fysh.org/~katie/development/geography.txt - AREA column has been replaced with data from UNdata: Land area, 1000 hectares, 2002, FAO Statistics - POPULATION column (POP2005) has been replaced with data from UNdata: Population, 2005, Medium variant, World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision - Added region and sub-region codes from UN Statistics Division. Source: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm - Added LAT, LONG values for each country