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  • #3447

    Beanz
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    I’ve downloaded 10m_admin_0_countries containig country borders.

    Then I converted it to KML by shp2kml (http://www.zonums.com/shp2kml.html) and compared

    with satellite.

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/offsetyn.jpg/

    As you can see at the image – there are little offset between google and Natural Earth data. What is the reason? maybe datum?

    #4186

    Nathaniel
    Keymaster

    Natural Earth is 99% accurate for the low-precession it aspires to. This is meant to be a general world dataset. When you zoom into country boundaries in Google Earth you’re going 100x the intended display resolution of this dataset.

    #4187

    Beanz
    Participant

    At the screenshot the blue filled polygon is NaturalEarth data. The Yellow line is Google Earth, the Light blue line is Wikimapia.

    I want to say that all (almost all) polygons from NaturalEarth are shifted to the west at about 3km, and to the south at about 1km.

    I think that this inaccuracy comes not from zoom, but from datum. It must be a WGS84.

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