About

At data.nextgis.com service we use OpenStreetMap and a few other open and public domain sources to create regularly updated spatial datasets for any area of the world. The datasets are provided in ESRI Shapefile, ESRI Geodatabase, Mapinfo TAB, GeoJSON, PBF, OSM (XML), SQL (PostgreSQL), CSV and PDF formats and can be used in most of the existing GIS.

All datasets at data.nextgis.com are published under the Open Database License (ODbL). Read what you can and cannot do with this data in this Legal FAQ.

Coordinate system: WGS84
Projection: latitude/longitude

Dataset for Switzerland in QGIS
Vector geodata in ESRI Shape, ESRI Geodatabase, GeoJSON, Mapinfo Tab, PDF formats

Why Use Our Service

  1. Datasets we provide at data.nextgis.com have quite a few advantages in comparison with the original OSM XML format:
    • Datasets are provided in popular GIS formats
    • All datasets are accompanied by GIS project files, so you can start working with data straight away
    • All GIS projects are customized (styles, icons, etc. added)
    • Data is split into layers, every data layer contains its own set of attributes
    • Datasets can be ordered for any month and year starting 05.2009
  2. Datasets include additional data layers absent in the original OSM XML:
    • Administrative boundaries truncated by land boundaries (original layer with administrative boundaries polygons is also included)
    • Coastlines, land and water boundaries
    • All administrative boundaries features are supplemented with IDs and names of the upper level features (hierarchy of all administrative levels)
  3. By using data.nextgis.com you contribute to OpenStreetMap: 10%% of our profits go directly to OpenStreetMap Foundation.

How To Purchase Data

At data.nextgis.com you can order:

  • a dataset from a list, the prices start from $3
  • a dataset for a custom area, the prices start from $4

The order can be paid through Stripe, using credit/debit card. The order processing starts once the payment is received.

Most orders are completed within 60 minutes. After your order is completed you will receive a download link via email you indicated in the order form.

In order to download purchased dataset you’ll need to sign up at my.nextgis.com and log in with your account details.

How Up-To-Date Are Datasets

All datasets are generated using OpenStreetMap database relevant on the order date. Historical data are relevant to a chosen month/year.

Data samples in different formats

Clickable interactive map Open the map

ESRI Shape (QGIS) Download sample

  • Attributes encoding — UTF-8
  • Dataset includes project for QGIS 2.10 and higher (*.qgs file)

ESRI Shape (ArcGIS)Download sample

  • Attributes encoding — UTF-8
  • Dataset includes project for ArcGIS 10.1 and higher (*.mxd file)

GeoJSONDownload sample

  • Attributes encoding — UTF-8
  • Dataset includes project for QGIS 2.10 and higher (*.qgs file)

ESRI GeodatabaseDownload sample

  • Attributes encoding — UTF-8
  • Dataset includes project for ArcGIS 10.1 and higher (*.mxd file)

Mapinfo TABDownload sample

  • Attributes encoding — Windows 1251 (CP1251)
  • Dataset includes project for Mapinfо (*.wor file)

Mapinfo MIF/MIDDownload sample

  • Attributes encoding — UTF-8

CSVDownload sample

  • Attributes encoding — UTF-8
  • Coordinates order: longitude latitude

PDFDownload sample

  • Max list size — 3x3 meters. Scale depends on area ordered.
  • Features are not divided into layers. All features of the layers selected while ordering, are combined into one. Feature styles are kept.
  • Features (layers) visibility depends on the output scale. Use interactive map to determine how map will look like on a certain scale (i.e. which layers will be visible).
  • Feature labels visibility depends on the output scale:
    • To display street names, you must specify a scale from 50 000 (50k) and more detailed (that is, the number must be 500 and less)
    • To display house numbers, you must specify a scale from 10 000 (10k) and more detailed (that is, the number must be 100 and less)
  • You can see video of the ordering process here

SQL (PostgreSQL/PostGIS)Download sample

  • Dataset is provided in the format of SQL commands required to creating tables in the database PostgreSQL.
    1 command set → 1 layer → 1 database table
    Table name = Layer name (e.g., poi-polygon)
  • Scheme — public
  • Encoding — UTF-8

PBF, XML (OSM)Download sample (PBF), Download sample (XML)

  • An extract of original OSM data
  • Data are selected by bounding box of the  region
  • Complete administrative boundary relations are preserved
  • No filtering. All data are provided.
  • Historical data is available - any year/month starting 2009/05.

Other dataset formats, layers and options are available on request.