Turning ripples into waves

Creating a correct map of Brazilian states with basemap Part 2

Several people brought to my attention that the current shapefiles hosted at GADM are not up-to-date as the one I plotted. Well, they where in the past (just look at their front figure).

Apparently they updated to the same bad boundaries that are present in GMT and basemap. Unfortunately I cannot host the good old ones, because their license do do allow re-distribution of their data. That policy is kind of against their logo "Boundaries without limits", maybe "Boundaries with some limits would be more appropriated".

Unfortunately, I'm searching without success for a substitute. The Brazilian IBGE provide only KML and KMZ files that, when converted, are not readable by basemap.

As soon as I find an alternative source I'll update the post.

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