Spatial Metadata: City Location and Population in Africa

Dataset identification
Title: City Location and Population in Africa
Date: 2009-03-20
Data content of the dataset
Theme: Cities, Infrastructures and Population in Africa
Abstract:The database includes 54 African countries. Data for cities over 100,000 residents for 38 countries have collected; for the other 16 countries the choice was to collect data for cities over 50,000 residents.
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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