Data themes are available in three levels of detail. For each scale, themes are listed on Cultural, Physical, and Raster category pages.
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Overwhelmed? The Natural Earth quick start kit (165 mb) provides a small sample of Natural Earth themes
styled in an ArcMap .MXD document and in a QGIS document. Download all vector themes as SHP/GeoDB (279 mb) or as SQLite (222 mb).
Large scale data, 1:10m
The most detailed. Suitable for making zoomed-in maps of countries and regions. Show the world on a large wall poster.
1″ = 158 miles
1 cm = 100 km
Medium scale data, 1:50m
Suitable for making zoomed-out maps of countries and regions. Show the world on a tabloid size page.