Consider removing "_shp" from some zip file names? #92

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mbostock opened this Issue Mar 6, 2013 · 1 comment

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mbostock commented Mar 6, 2013

Some zip files, such as ne_10m_admin_1_states_provinces_lakes_shp.zip, include the "_shp" prefix. Others, such as ne_50m_admin_0_map_subunits.zip, do not. It would be nice for automated processes that consume these files if the zip file always matched the name of the shapefile contained therein.

See the world-atlas Makefile for an example of a work-around.

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nvkelso commented Mar 7, 2013

Agree.

The reason the _shp postfix is there now on the admin_1 states series is due to the UTF-8 Unicode master being locked up in a GeoDB file. The SHP version is a degraded copy in the 2.0 series (Windows-1252 default encoding for SHP files doesn't capture unicode chars in Vietnam, for instance).

The 2.1 > 3.0 work (https://github.com/nvkelso/natural-earth-vector/issues?milestone=1&state=open) I've been engaged with the last couple months fixes this so the exported SHP is an exact match for the GeoDB.

Expect this to launch within the month.

Preview here:
http://kelso.it/x/neadm1v3rc1

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