Spatial Metadata: Hydrological basins in Africa

Dataset identification
Title: Hydrological basins in Africa
Date: 2009-01-28
Data content of the dataset
Theme: Hydrology: Rivers
Abstract: Major hydrological basins and their sub-basins. This dataset divides the African continent according to its hydrological characteristics.
Lineage: This dataset is developed as part of a GIS-based information system on water resources for the African continent. It has been published in the framework of the AQUASTAT - programme of the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
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)

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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