Abstract:The map was prepared originally for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) by
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in the framework of Phase II of the UNEP/FAO Desertification Assessment and Mapping Project.
Then as the map was in Miller Oblated Stereographic Projection, a programme developed by FAO-GIS was used to convert the map
into Geographic Projection, and some more cities were added from the 1:3000000 ArcWorld data set.
Geographic area name: AfricaGeographic extent
Spatial data structure of the dataset
Spatial data type (Format): ESRI Shapefile
Spatial reference of the dataset
Geographic coordinate system: WGS 1984
Availability and distribution of the dataset
Organisation: FAO - UN
Distribution media: Online
Distribution format: ESRI Shapefile, Digital map (in vector or shapefile)