Coastlines

Linestrings for coastlines. Long linestrings are split into smaller chunks (with no more than 100 points) that are easier and faster to work with.

Description

The data has been derived from OpenStreetMap ways tagged with natural=coastline. Some errors in the OSM data are repaired in the process. Learn more about the coastline processing...

This dataset can be used together with the land or water polygons.

This data contains all the detail available in OSM. For small scale maps (small zoom levels) it might be too detailed and therefore slow to use and not well readable. For this purpose we also offer generalized coastline data.

Variants

See Also

Land polygons · Water polygons

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418 MB
Format: Shapefile, Projection: WGS84, Last update: 2016-08-09 08:49
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Format: Shapefile, Projection: Mercator, Last update: 2016-08-09 08:50

License

Data is copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and available under the ODbL. More...

Notes

The coastline in OpenStreetMap is often broken. The update process will try to repair it, but this does not always work. If the OSM data can't be repaired automatically, the data here will not be updated.

Find out more

Not what you're looking for? There are other OpenStreetMap data sources where you might find what you need. Or you can commission us to develop new data processings.