Africa Administrative Units (GIS Coverage of Administrative Boundaries)Entry ID: NBId0007_101
Abstract: New-ID: NBI07
This dataset shows adminstrative boundries of Africa at continental,
national, second and third levels in lat/long.
The Administrative units Dataset documentation
Files: ADMINLL.E00 Code: 100012-002
The files are in Arc/Info Export format and should be imported
with the Arc/Info command Import cover In-Filename Out-Filename.
The ... administrative units dataset is part of the UNEP/FAO/ESRI
Database project that covers the entire world but focuses here on
Africa. The maps were prepared by Environmental Systems Research
Institute (ESRI), USA. Most data for the database were provided by the
Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service Land and Water
Development Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),
Italy. The database was developed by the United Nations Environment
Program (UNEP as part of a project initiated by UNEP.
The base maps used were the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World
(1977) in Miller Oblated Stereographic projection, FAO Maps and
Statistical Data by Administrative Unit (1983), and the Rand-McNally
New International Atlas (1982). All sources were re-registered to the
basemap by comparing known features on the basemap and the source
maps. The digitizing was done with a spatial resolution of 0.002
inches. The maps were then transformed from inch coordinates to
latitude/longitude degrees. The transformation was done by an
unpublished algorithm (by US Geological Survey and ESRI) to create
coverage"'"s for one-degree graticules.
Contact: UNEP/GRID-Nairobi, P O Box 30552 Nairobi, Kenya FAO, Soil
Resources, Management and Conservation Service 00100, Rome, Italy.
ESRI, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373, USA
The ADMINLL file shows adminstrative boundries at continental, national,
second and third levels in lat/long
ESRI. Final Report UNEP/FAO world and Africa GIS data base (1984).
Internal Publication ESRI, FAO and UNEP
FAO, UNESCO. Soil Map of the World (1977).
Scale 1:5000000. UNESCO, Paris
Defence Mapping Agency. Global Navigation and Planning Charts for Africa
(various dates: 1976-1982). Scale 1:5000000. Washington DC.
G.M.Grosvenor. National Geographic Atlas of the World (1975).
Scale 1:8500000. National Geographic Society Washington DC.
Source : FAO Soil Map of the World, scale 1:5000000
Publication Date : Dec 1984
Projection : Geographic Lat/Long
Type : Polygon
Format : Arc/Info Export non-compressed
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Access Constraints Public
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (+254-20) 7624214
Fax: (+254-20) 7624315
Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
Head, Data and Information Management Section Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) United Nations Environment Programme P. O. Box 30552
Postal Code: 00100
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-11