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<p>Land boundaries and 200-mile nautical limits. Limited attributes in terms of type of boundary: disputed, treaty, and median lines.</p>
<p><strong>Issues</strong></p>
<p>Not every disputed or undefined boundary listed in the CIA <a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2070.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2070.html']);" target="_blank">World Factbook database</a> is reflected in the main admin-0 boundaries attributes. Care should be taken with regard to undefined or disputed boundaries when attributing to reflect if the dispute is active or not.</p>
<p><em>If you are showing maritime boundaries, there is a newer, more accurate version at VLIZ, link below. </em>Our  version matches with Natural Earth land boundaries and coastline linework and generic version of the VLIZ detailed attributes  <span style="color: #ff0000;">(update: NE version removed at the request of VLIZ)</span>.</p>
<p><strong>Resources:</strong></p>
<p><a href="http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/marbound." onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/marbound.']);">VLIZ Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase</a>, version 3 (2009).</p>
<p><a href="http://www.seaaroundus.org/eez/eez.aspx#" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.seaaroundus.org/eez/eez.aspx#']);">Sea Round Us</a>. A global database on marine fisheries and ecosystems. Fisheries Centre, University British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada).</p>
<p><a href="http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/']);">International Boundaries Research Unit</a> @ Durham University <em>(<a href="http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/links/index.php" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/links/index.php']);" target="_blank">links database</a> is particularly useful)</em></p>
<p><a href="https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2070.html" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2070.html']);" target="_blank">CIA World Factbook boundary database</a></p>
<p><strong>Version History</strong></p>
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