This page presents an ever growing collection of resources for digital mapping. Currently offered is a series of shapefiles curated by AWMC as well as a collection of cultural geography metadata.
As part of our various initiatives at the AWMC (including the À-la-carte map and the free maps downloads) we create a large number of .shp files and other digital resources. All of these files are a work-in-progress and will be updated as the center’s research continues. We welcome any fixes, suggestions, or additional contributions to our files, and we will properly attribute any changes or additions that we incorporate into our data. If you would like to contribute additional data, please feel free to contact us.
These data files are made available under the Open Database License (ODbL 1.0). Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License (DbCL 1.0). A human-readable summary of the license is available here. You may use, modify, or incorporate these files into your own projects, presentations, digital work, and publications. See our citation guidelines (in FAQs) for how to properly attribute these files to the Mapping Center.
All of our available map files can be found here.
The files listed below are a representative sample of what is available for download from the AWMC.
Coastline (Following the Barrington Atlas)
Inland Water (Following the Barrington Atlas)
Open Water (Following the Barrington Atlas)
(updated 12 October, 2012)
We offer a .csv file and a .xlsx file of Greek nominative forms (in UTF-8) for geographic names linked to Pleiades IDs, compiled by Luke Hagemann.
N.B: These files do not always display correctly in a web browser. Simply right click on the link to download it to your machine.