This polygon shapefile depicts minor islands worldwide that are 2 sq. km. or less in size. The smallest base unit where multipart polygons per each admin-0 feature is broken apart and given individual scale ranks. These data are represented at 1:10,000,000 scale. This layer is part of the Natural Earth Collection (v.2.0.0). Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10, 1:50 and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software. Kelso, N.V. and Patterson, T. (2012). World Minor Islands with Scale Rankings, 1:10 million (2012). Made with Natural Earth, online at http://www.naturalearthdata.com.