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. We provide these files absolutely free for non-commercial use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) license. You may use, modify, or incorporate these files into your own projects, presentations, or digital work. Please feel free to comment on these resources as we welcome any feedback, suggestions, and changes to the files and we certainly would like to know if these files are useful to other projects.
If you wish to use these files in a commercial context please contact the center for more information.
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.
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.