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Category: Maps -> World map

Please note: you need to install PlanetGIS Explorer 6.3 to use the updated maps

Last updated: August 15th, 2021
This is not the date of the source data, but rather when the map was last worked on. See data source below.

File size: 61.8MB (zip) or 57.2MB (7z)

Source: Natural Earth (

Data obtained from source: September 7th, 2021

Installation instructions:
Unzip all the files into a folder that is not under C:\Program Files. Recent versions of Windows make ZIP archives look like folders, but you must unzip everything into a folder e.g. C:\MyMaps before opening the .db file with PlanetGIS. Right-click on the .zip file and click "Extract All..."

Download locations: ZIP (61.8MB) or 7z (57.2MB)
You need to install 7-zip to be able to uncompress the smaller version.

Downloads to date: 9713