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 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
  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 2checkout, using credit/debit card or PayPal. The order processing starts once the payment is received.

PLEASE NOTE: The order made during a weekend or a public holiday may be processed either on that day or on the nearest working day. If the order is not completed within 2 working days you can request its cancellation and payment refund.

Most orders are completed within 30 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.

Datasets Technical Information

ESRI Shape Download sample for QGIS, for ArcGIS

  • Attributes encoding - UTF-8
  • Dataset includes project for QGIS (*.qgs file) or project for ArcGIS (*.mxd file)

GeoJSONDownload sample

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

ESRI GeodatabaseDownload sample

  • Attributes encoding - UTF-8
  • Dataset includes project for ArcGIS (*.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

PDFDownload sample

  • Max list size - 3x3 meters. Scale depend on area ordered.
  • For more detailed scale we recommend ordering a custom area of a limited size

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