Runfola, D., Seitz, L., Hobbs, L., Panginaban, J., Oberman, R. et al. geoBoundaries Global Administrative Database. http://www.geoboundaries.org.
The geoBoundaries Global Administrative Database (geoBoundaries) is an online, open license resource of the geographic boundaries of political administrative divisions (i.e., state, county) for every country in the world. geoBoundaries provides detailed information on the legal open license for every boundary in its repository, and focuses on provisioning highly precise administrative boundary data to support accurate, replicable scientific inquiry. All data is released in a structured form, allowing for the integration of geoBoundaries with large-scale computational workflows. We have 198 total entities we provide information for, including all 195 UN member states. Additional entities include Taiwan, Niue, and Kosovo.
All code used to produce geoBoundaries can be viewed (and contributed to!) on our github repository at https://github.com/wmgeolab/gbRelease, and you can learn more about the students and staff responsible for geoBoundaries at geolab.wm.edu.
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