Thx for the explanation. As I was already writing on a follow up to my previous post, I will just post that..
Ok, I read over the thread again and try to comprehend what you've written so far:
- You're using the Gephi Maps of Countries plugin
- You need more precise data for specific regions in that plugin
- You're trying to use the ShapeFileReaderForGephi application to convert existing shape files to pre-layouted graphs
- It won't convert the files you're supplying or the resulting files are not usable/not working with the plugin
I think I will have to take a look into the code to figure out why it's not working. What I know from the last time, is that it uses the GeoTools-Library to work with the shapefiles so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out what's wrong.
If data from OSM would be suitable, I would use their data for testing.
I most likely won't be able to start before weekend. I will post here about any progress.