When trying to make a simple map of Europe with countries drawn, one can see that coastlines and country borders are not consistent.
Borders between Finland-Russia, Sweden-Norway, Germany-Denmark finish somewhere in the sea, to name just a few. Is this a known issue and is there a solution (coming at least)?
Simple script, little zooming will help to see better.
import numpy as np
from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt