Open Street Map – is free editable and community driven dynamic spatial data portal supporting to almost all disaster responses, community services and many more use cases. A growing collection of shapefile map downloads by continent, region and country. These maps are community edited and are not always complete. There are various portal what support open street map shapefiles downloading free for the users:
OSM Boundaries: Different administrative levels from Open Street Map can be downloaded as follows – please note these are community edited, and not always complete:
- Select a country, then *right-click* the country and click on “select children”.
- To drill down to further levels, *right-click* on one of the regions (or “children”) displayed, and again click on “select children”.
- Once you have selected what you need, choose “shp” in the bottom-left corner and click on the “Export” button in the bottom of the screen.
VDSTECH: A good source of premade shapefules download from Openstreetmap
GEOFABRIK: If you need shapefiles for your GIS applications or processes, look no further. Geofabrik produces shapefiles of all kinds.
OSMCOAST DATA: OSM collects an amazing amount of geodata and makes it available to the world for free. But the raw OpenStreetMap data is hard to use. On this web site you’ll find some of that data pre-processed and formatted for easier use. Pre-processing includes removing or fixing of wrong data and assembling of different parts of the data into a usable whole. The data is formatted into Shapefiles for easy use in the usual GIS applications.
OSM2SHP: here you can download openstreetmap data in shapefiles format. Data divided by regions: North and South America, Australia and Oceania, Africa, Europa and Asia.61 layers for download. Data filtered by “Map Features” conditions.
BBBike: offers shape files for more than 200 cities and regions worldwide, updated weekly. Separate shapefiles for points, places, waterways, roads, railways, landuse and buildings with relevant tags, then shapefiles with all points, lines and polygons together.
For more please see wiki.openstreetmap.org