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About World GeoDatasets

The World GeoDatasets site provides the highest quality geographic datasets for the GIS professional who needs international shapefile data to use within an ArcGIS-compatible software environment.  We strive to ensure that these datasets are the most accurate, up-to-date and reliable data sets of their kind.


We work closely with the best available soures and key partners to ensure that we deliver the highest quality data. For instance, the World Language Mapping System results from a long-term partnership with SIL, the world's leading linguistic research organization and publisher of the Ethnologue, "an encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,909 known living languages."

World GeoDatasets are continuously maintained and updated. Each specific dataset has its own update release schedule; please contact us for information about planned release dates.

World GeoDatasets are published and copyrighted by Global Mapping International, a leading provider of international GIS data and services since 1983.

If you have any questions or concerns, or to report an error or update in any of our datasets, please contact us. Thank you.


About Global Mapping International

Global Mapping International, the publisher of World GeoDatasets, is a California corporation founded in 1983. We moved to Colorado Springs in 1991. Our legal name is Global Mapping Project, Inc.  (DUNS: 94-437-0691).  GMI is listed in the Federal CCR, CAGE code 48LK5.


We are dedicated to providing the highest quality international geographic data sets, with an emphasis on ethnic, linguistic, religious and cultural data. We are perhaps best known for our World Language Mapping System.


We have worked closely with ESRI for more than 25 years and GMI has been an ESRI business partner since 2002.


To learn more about Global Mapping International and World GeoDatasets, please contact us.