Questions tagged [africa]

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Extracting Sub-National admin boundaries or regions from GRUMPv1 or GPW v4

GRUMP and Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4 provides population and demographic values for sub-national levels. However, I am unable to extract the polygons or boundaries from their datasets. ...
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Seeking accurate WMS server for Kenya?

I am looking for an accurate Map for visualizing positional data collected in Kenya. Right now I am using EXOMAPS (https://tiles.maps.eox.at/wms), in particular, a Sentinel2 cloudless view, but I am ...
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Seeking Soil Mapping data in Southern Africa?

I am researching soil quality in Zambia but I’ve been unable to find georeferenced soil datasets (e.g. soil samples) for my area of interest. Specifically, I want to get yearly soil sampling data in ...
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Large Scale Watershed Delineation

Using QGIS,I attempted Africa's watershed delineation taking the following steps: Downloaded DEM from earthexplorer USGS (GTOPO30) Created a mosaic of the downloaded DEM Reprojected the mosaic ...
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Number of Eastern Africa countries [closed]

Are Rwanda and Burundi part of "Eastern Africa countries" or "East African countries". Some sources are differing.
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One shapefile for African continent containing counties/regions?

I use R to do my geo stuff with two limitations. First, I'm pretty new to all the geo stuff, and second I got lost while searching for a shapefile. I'm looking for a shapefile that contains all the ...
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Crop a raster file in R

I have a UN-Adjusted Population Count dataset, for the year 2015, stored in a TIFF file format (~450MB) downloaded from http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/gpw-v4/sets/browse In R I am ...
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Africover data, where is it now located? [closed]

Africover geographic data used to be at http://www.africover.org. It is no longer here. Where is the Africover data now located?
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Looking for Historical wind data (direction/speed) for E. Africa or greater

Does anybody know of a source for wind data ~04 - 14 for E. Africa or a larger area. I have looked at a number of sources but have not found anything for these consecutive years.
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Defining the correct AEA proj4string for FEWSnet Rainfall Data (Southern Africa) in R [closed]

I have some general questions about how to go about solving this problem: I am trying to incorporate FEWSnet's monthly Rainfall Estimate data from 2014-2015 for Southern Africa into an analysis where ...
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Seeking free vector data on paved roads in Africa? [closed]

I have recently come across vector road data from the Africa Infrastructure Knowledge Program (http://www.infrastructureafrica.org/documents/list/roads). I found these data helpful for three reasons: ...
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Topographical Elevations for Central Africa and Cameroon

I am using QGIS and I have been faced with the problem of topographical maps. From searching online I could only find data for the United States. Google maps offers elevation contours, however I am ...
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Administrative level GeoJSON Polygons for African Countries

I'm very new to GIS and I have spent the last few days trying to find some kind of database with the aforementioned polygons with no luck. The purpose is simply to label a location at district level ...
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Seeking shapefile of administrative divisions of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) post-2011

I've been trying to find a shapefile containing CIV's administrative divisions (preferably down to the level of sous-prefecture) reflecting the national reorganization of 2011 but have had no luck. ...
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Satellite imagery alternatives for land use/cover classifcation

Apart from Landsat imagery, which other satellite imagery is good for land use / cover studies and can be obtained free of charge?
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Orthophoto Free Download?

I'm looking for Image datas for East Africa. Specifically for Rwanda. Does anyone know if such data are available at all free? My target is to digitize roads and buildings with the help of image datas....
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Calculate percentage of land cover within a buffer in meters, not decimal degrees

I am trying to calculated the percentage of land cover within a buffer area (3000m) around my coordinates. My output is in decimal degrees but I want it in meters or at least that I can calculate the ...
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Temperature data for Africa

Where can I find daily minimum / maximum temperature for Africa, possibly in a raster format?
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Are there publicly available run-off data for Africa?

I was wondering if there are good publicly available dataset for surface run-off (water)? I have a rough idea that surface run-off should be some function of rain-fall and soil infiltration/...
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Is there hydrologically correct water-course data for Africa

I was wondering if there are any hydrologically correct river-channel data available for download for Africa? By hydrologically correct, I mean the topology should be correct. Connected river ...
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Lake Victoria bathymetric data

I am trying to find bathymetry for Lake Victoria (or portions thereof). Any GIS format and almost any resolution will do. As a last resort a hydrographic chart will suffice.
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Seeking shapefiles for global border crossings?

I am trying to find a shapefile or set of shapefiles that contain global border crossings. Basically, what are the points of transit between one country and another. Does anyone know if this data is ...
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Looking for a wind WMS for Europe and Africa

I was looking for a wind WMS but couldn't find. I wanted a wind WMS for Europe and Africa. Does anyone know about any?