Spatial Metadata: Towns of Somalia

Dataset identification
Title: Towns of Somalie
Date: 2002-04-04
  • Organisation:FAO-UN
  • Contact name:Antonio Di Gregorio
Data content of the dataset
Theme: Towns, Infrastructures
Abstract:The full resolution dataset of towns was developed from data from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).
Lineage: The Towns dataset is part of the Multipurpose Africover Database for the Environmental Resources (MADE) which was produced by the Africover Project to establish a digital georeferenced database on land cover at a 1:200,000 scale (1:100,000 for small countries and specific areas), and a geographic referential for the whole of Africa including.
Geographic area name: Somalia
Geographic extent
  • Bounding Box:
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    South bound:
    West bound:
    East bound:
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.