African Data



Data sources, both commercial and free, in GIS format covering the continent of Africa. Find cadastral, environmental and cultural data.

Africa Data Dissemination Service
Land use and base GIS data.

Land cover and agricultural data for 10 nations in eastern Africa from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

Safari 2000 Project
Environmental and elevation data for southern Africa collected between 1999-2001 by various research organizations.

The Southern African Human-development Information Management Network for Coordinated Humanitarian & Development Action(SAHIMS) has free GIS data available for several African countries.

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