About GeoQuery / GeoBoundaries Project
GeoBoundaries is a spatial database that records the geographic boundaries of administrative zones across the globe. The database is made available in a variety of software formats to support GIS software programs. Unlike other administrative boundary datasets, GeoBoundaries is an open product: all boundaries are open and redistributable, and are released alongside extensive metadata and license information to help inform end-users.
The current version of GeoBoundaries is 1.3.3, and was released in August 2018. The first version of GeoBoundaries is 1.3.0, and was released in April 2018.
AidData collaborates with William & Mary's GEO lab to produce this dataset. You can find out more about GeoBoundaries and download the data at https://www.wm.edu/as/data-science/researchlabs/geolab/index.php.
Seitz, L., Lv, Z, Goodman, S., Runfola, D. “Chapter 3: GeoBoundaries – a Global, Redistributable Map of Administrative Zones.”GeoQuery User’s Guide. Ed. Dan Runfola, Ariel BenYishay, Seth Goodman. Williamsburg, VA: AidData 2018.