Alternative sources of administrative areas data
- SALB (ADM-2, formally approved by countries, high quality, but only for selected countries)
- ADM-1 data, all countries, intended for use with Epi Info™/Epi Map
--- Related data ---
- Global oceans, seas and other big water.
- Exclusive economic zones for the Pacific
- Global built up areas (digital chart of the world)
--- General sources of administrative boundary data ----
- the country entries in Wikipedia
- More info about names and changes of administrative boundaries: Geonames
- some theory and more
Generalized admin-areas: http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/de/index/dienstleistungen/geostat/dat...
there are 3 different generalizations available. There is also a non-generalized dataset available:
It is free but you have to order it.