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You could use OpenStreetMap data. It is liberally licensed. In particular, their wiki says: 3c. If I make something with OSM data, do I now have to apply your license to my whole work? No. For example, if you have written a game or published an artistic map which includes OSM data, only the data is covered by the license. This is called a ...


I recommend Natural Earth Data as a source of public domain cultural and physical GIS data with global coverage. Vector data sets include landmasses, countries, populated places etc, while raster base layers are available with optional details like land elevation, climate, waterways and submarine elevation. This data is intended for use with GIS software, ...

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