Spatial Metadata: Cities of Africa

Dataset identification
Title: Cities of Africa
Date: 1992-05-01
Data content of the dataset
Theme: Towns, Cities, Infrastructures
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: Africa
Geographic extent
  • Bounding Box:
    North bound:
    38.20000
    South bound:
    -34.60000
    West bound:
    -17.30000
    East bound:
    51.10000
Temporal 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)
Contact person: John Latham

Note: This web page is only designed for a master's research experiment undertaken at the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria.
Spatial Metadata information displayed here has been adapted from the FAO Africover Geonework web portal.
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