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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

posted on 2022-08-15, 06:34 authored by Chun Yin Man, David Alexander PalmerDavid Alexander Palmer


The geometry of 30 member countries, which have joined NATO, an intergovernmental military alliance, up until August 2022. According to the official website of NATO, it aims to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

An interactive view of this dataset: Link


Data were collected from the official website of NATO. The geospatial features, including polygons and boundaries of regions, are sourced from Natural Earth, Admin 0 – Countries version 5.1.1 (Published on 12 May 2022). For metadata, such as data description and available methods for geospatial data processing, please read the readme.pdf.

Terms of use

This dataset features in a collection of geospatial data "Geo-mapping databases for the Belt and Road Initiative". To cite this work, available citation styles can be found here:  


CRF grant no. C7052-18G, “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road”