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Micro World Databank III
MWDB2 example map 1 MWDB2 example map 2 MWDB2 example map 3
mwdb3 • The original Micro World Databank II ( is a public domain dataset by Fred Popeschil and Antonio Rivera, derived from the CIA's much larger World Databank II. It contains about 180,000 points as compared to the WDB2's 5,000,000. Points are ranked with a 1 to 5 detail level making this dataset suitable for a wide range of small to medium-scale mapping; you can select the detail level or let PAT vary it automatically as the map scale changes.

MWDB3 is an updated version with current political boundaries and reservoirs, various other corrections and changes, topology, and a place-name index. Distributed as plain text with a makefile (mwdb3.mak) to convert it to PAT's binary format. Version 1.1 now has political boundaries correct through 2013 (including South Sudan), and the data is also included as .PNT files in the original format. Poke the eye to see tar contents.

See the data page for unpacking instructions.

Dataset  Size bz2   Size un 
eye mwdb3-1.1.tar.bz2 1.4 MB 3.8 MB