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historical political boundaries

January 16 2010 | 1 comment
Categories: Map Data

Hello, I am looking for pre-WWII political boundaries (shapefile). I would surely appreciate any suggestions and/or locations that would "serve up" such data.


Mapping Center Answer:

We do not distrubute that data on our Data and Maps DVD, nor do we currently have it online at ArcGIS Online.  So we would have to search for this the same way you would -- I suggest the Internet as your starting point.

If we find a source in the meantime, we will let you know.  If you find one, maybe you could let us know!

Found a source! posted by Aileen Buckley on Jan 19 2010 2:31PM
A colleague tipped us off to the following:

Looks like pretty good data though I have not done an accuracy check yet. It is in shapefile format and free for download, though I strongly suggest that you kindly credit the authors -- they did a lot of work to pull this together -- kudos to Jonathan and Amanda for making this available!

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