Terms of Use

All versions of Natural Earth raster + vector map data found on this website are in the public domain. Full terms of use »

Map Update Committee

Do you have a new theme to contribute to Natural Earth? Great! Please follow these data creation guidelines so it fits in with the rest of the project.

The world doesn’t stop changing and, with any project as complex as this, flaws and omissions are bound to emerge, requiring our attention.

The Map Update Committee coordinates this activity and is the final arbitrator on map features, data creation, and data attributes.

Contact Us

As a last resort if you can’t find an answer in the Forums or can’t figure out how to use the Correction Tracker. View contact info »


Want to give back? Please, pitch in!

Making Natural Earth is a collaboration involving many volunteer NACIS members and cartographers around the globe. Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Tom Patterson led the effort. Full contributor list »