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Natural Earth

earth observation geospatial global mapping population tiles


Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

Update Frequency

As needed


Public Domain.


Managed By

North American Cartographic Information Society (

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How to Cite

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Usage Examples


Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Shapefile downloads in ZIP archives
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://naturalearth/

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