dungeonetics
A set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the computer and D&D

GIS Data Layers

The following data layers are available for download. Shapefiles are distributed as ZIP archives and include the underlying data table, but requires a GIS application such as QGIS to read. Click on the thumbnails for larger preview images of each layer.

Layers

Global

Global data is provided in unprojected form (latitude/longitude, WGS84/EPSG:4326).

Data Set Description Style Last update Formats
GNIS Classes A table of the feature classes and definitions used by the United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database. Table 2017-02-18

CSV,
DBF

Golarion Cities

Capitals, cities and towns in Golarion where the location can be determined. Includes population for some cities. Point 2017-09-02 Shapefile
KML

Golarion Continents

Golarion's continents. Polygon 2017-02-26 Shapefile,
KML

Golarion Points of Interest

Points of interest across Golarion with GNIS classifications.

Features are mapped to GNIS classes to produce the "best fit" but some decisions are arbitrary (e.g., active monasteries and temples are mapped to churches, but temple ruins are mapped to locales). See the GNIS Classes layer.

The POI table includes a "HasMarker" field which indicates whether or not the feature has a marker on the Inner Sea Poster Map in addition to the label.

Point 2017-09-02

Shapefile,
KML

Water Body Feature Codes A table of water body feature codes. This is a subset of the codes used by the United States Geological Survey's National Hydrography Dataset. Table 2017-03-07 CSV, DBF
Water Line Feature Codes A table of water line feature codes. This is a subset of the codes used by the United States Geological Survey's National Hydrography Dataset. Table 2017-03-07 CSV, DBF

Crown of the World

The Crown of the World data comes from the Jade Regent Poster Map Folio.

Shapefiles are provided in both unprojected (latitude/longitude, WGS84/EPSG:4326) and projected form (custom coordinate system based on Azimuthal_Equidistant). The projected format should only be used if you know what you are doing, and why you need it. Splitting projected data across the 180 degree longitude line is not a trivial task. Only use the projected shapefile if you are building a north-pole view of the Crown of the World, or a similarly regional map.

Data Set Description Style Last update Formats

Crown Forests

Forested regions with names where known. Polygon 2017-03-09 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Crown Regions

The Crown of the World does not have countries with formal political borders. While it does have regions, their boundaries are not defined. As a result, this region layer really only contains the land mass for the Crown as a whole. Polygon 2017-03-09 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Crown Rivers

Rivers at the Crown of the World with names where known. Line 2017-03-09 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Crown Water Bodies

Major water features at the Crown of the World, including the ice shelf, with names where known. Polygon 2017-03-09 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Darklands

The Darklands layers come from the Pathfinder Chronicles supplement Into the Darklands for 3.5/OGL. When this was first published, the exact positions of the Darklands entrances were not precisely placed in the Inner Sea. When the Inner Sea World Guide came along a few years later, the corresponding points of interest received exact placements and all of them shifted from the rough positions given on the Into the Darklands maps. Some POIs, such as the Earthnavel, moved hundreds of miles. These changes forced adjustments to the Darklands data in order to properly line up with the Inner Sea map data. Some of these changes are minor, and some are significant.

Darklands data is provided in unprojected form (latitude/longitude, WGS84/EPSG:4326).

Data Set Description Style Last update Formats

Major Darkland Entrances

Major Darkland entrances, taken from Into the Darklands. Entrance locations have been adjusted to match those in the Inner Sea World Guide. Major entrances coincide with their corresponding Inner Sea POI and City layer, and with the Nar-Vorth Ascents and Descents layer. Point 2017-02-26 Shapefile,
KML

Nar-Voth Ascents and Descents

Nar-Voth ascents and descents. Ascents are coincident with major Darkland entrances.

The Shapefile data table includes a Direction field:

  • +1 (Ascent)
  • -1 (Descent)
  • 0 (Both)
Point 2017-02-26 Shapefile, KML

Nar-Voth Points of Interest

Nar-Voth points of interst with GNIS classifications. Point 2017-02-26 Shapefile, KML

Nar-Voth Settlements

Major humanoid settlements in Nar-Voth with populations. Point 2017-02-26 Shapefile, KML

Nar-Voth Tunnels

Primary and secondary tunnels in Nar-Voth. Some significant adjustments had to be made to accomodate changes to the Darkland entrance locations and corresponding settlements and POIs. Line 2017-02-26 Shapefile, KML
Orv Ascents Ascent points from Orv into Sekamina. Point 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Orv Rivers Underground rivers in Orv Line 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Orv Tunnels Primary and secondary tunnels in Orv. Line 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Orv Vaults The vaults. Polygon 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Orv Water Bodies Underground lakes and the Sightless Sea. Polygon 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Sekamina Ascents and Descents

Sekamina ascents to Nar-Voth and descents into Orv. Note that these locations are not necessarily coincident with points on other layers. Ascents and descents are not assumed to be perfectly vertical.

The Shapefile data table includes a Direction field:

  • +1 (Ascent)
  • -1 (Descent)
  • 0 (Both)
Point 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Sekamina Points of Interst Sekamina points of interst with GNIS classifications. Point 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Sekamina Rivers Underground rivers in Sekamina. Line 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Sekamina Settlements Major humanoid settlements in Sekamina with populations. Point 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Sekamina Tunnels Primary and secondary tunnels in Sekamina. Line 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML
Sekamina Water Bodies Underground water bodies in Sekamina. Polygon 2017-03-26 Shapefile, KML

Inner Sea

Inner Sea data is provided in unprojected form (latitude/longitude, WGS84/EPSG:4326).

Data Set Description Style Last update Formats

Inner Sea Countries

Countries in Avistan and Garund that make up the Inner Sea poster map, plus all of Qadira from the Qadira, Jewel of the East supplement. Polygon 2017-02-08 Shapefile,
KML

Inner Sea Country Boundaries

A cartographic layer showing the political boundaries of countries in the Inner Sea. This is essentially the dotted red lines that appear on the map in the Inner Sea World Guide. Line 2017-02-02 Shapefile,
KML

Inner Sea Forests

Forest boundaries across the Inner Sea. These were roughly traced around forested areas shown on the Inner Sea World Guide map.

Layer provided by Paizo forum user Garrett Guillotte.

Polygon 2017-09-02

Shapefile,
KML

Inner Sea Rivers

River centerlines for the Inner Sea region with river names where known. Base source is the Inner Sea poster map, with supplemental sources for: Andoran, Cheliax, Lands of the Linnorm Kings and Ustalav.

Lines are oriented in the direction of water flow.

Line 2017-09-02

Shapefile,
KML

Inner Sea Water Bodies

The oceans and large lakes in the Inner Sea region with names where known. Base source is the Inner Sea poster map, with supplemental sources for: Andoran, Cheliax, Lands of the Linnorm Kings and Ustalav. Polygon 2017-09-02 Shapefile,
KML

Tian Xia

Shapefiles for Tian Xia are provided in both unprojected (latitude/longitude, WGS84/EPSG:4326) and projected form (custom coordinate system based on Azimuthal_Equidistant). The projected format should only be used if you know what you are doing, and why you need it. Splitting projected data across the 180 degree longitude line is not a trivial task. Only use the projected shapefile if you are building a regional Tian Xia map.

Data Set Description Style Last update Formats

Tian Xia Countries

Countries, empires and regions in Tian Xia that make up the Tian Xia map from the Dragon Empires Gazetteer supplement. The Wall of Heaven region has been extended up to where it meets with the Crown of the World map, and a non-canonical feature was added to allow shorelines from the two Paizo maps to "meet".

Polygon 2017-02-23 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Tian Xia Country Boundaries

A cartographic layer showing the political boundaries of Tian Xia. These are the dotted lines that appear on the map in the Dragon Empires Gazetteer.

Line 2017-02-23 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Tian Xia Forests

Forests areas in Tian Xia. These were roughly traced around forested areas shown on the Dragon Empires Gazetteer map.

Layer provided by Paizo forum user Garrett Guillotte.

Polygon 2017-03-11 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Tian Xia Rivers

A cartographic layer showing the political boundaries of Tian Xia. These are the dotted lines that appear on the map in the Dragon Empires Gazetteer.

Line 2017-03-11 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML

Tian Xia Water Bodies

Oceans, inland seas, and large lakes from the Tian Xia region with names where known. There is a sliver cut out on the northern edge where the continents layer meets the countries layer.

Polygon 2017-02-23 Shapefile,
Shapefile (projected),
KML