Spatial Metadata: Hydrological basins of South Sudan

Dataset identification
Title: Hydrological basins of South Sudan
Data content of the dataset
Theme: Hydrology; Rivers
Abstract:This dataset divides the South Sudan according to its hydrological characteristics: major hydrological basins and their sub-basins It identifies eighteen sub-basins including: White nile 3, White nile 4, White nile 5 and White nile 6.
Lineage: The dataset comes from the HydroSHEDS (Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales) of the US Geological Survey. The USGS HydroSHEDS is based on high-resolution elevation data obtained during a Space Shuttle flight of NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Around twenty-three sub-basins fall in the South Sudan area, including five sub-basins of which only a small portion is comprised.
Geographic area name: South Soudan
Geographic extent
  • Bounding Box:
    North bound:
    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.