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Africa FAO Agro-Ecological Zones (GIS Coverage)Entry ID: NBId0016_101
Abstract: New-ID: NBI16
Agro-ecological zones datasets is made up of AEZBLL08, AEZBLL09, AEZBLL10.
The Africa Agro-ecological Zones Dataset documentation
The E00 files are in Arc/Info Export format and should be imported
with the Arc/Info command Import cover In-Filename Out-Filename.
The Africa ... agro-ecological zones dataset is part of the
UNEP/FAO/ESRI Database project that covers the entire world but
focuses on Africa. The maps were prepared by Environmental Systems
Research Institute (ESRI), USA. Most data for the database were
provided by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Soil
Resources, Management and Conservation Service Land and Water
Development Division, Italy. The daset was developed by United Nations
Environment Program (UNEP), Kenya. The base maps that were used were
the UNESCO/FAO Soil Map of the world (1977) in Miller Oblated
Stereographic projection, the Global Navigation and Planning Charts
(various 1976-1982) and the National Geographic Atlas of the World
(1975). 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transformation was done by an unpublished algorithm (by US Geological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 coverages for one-degree graticules. This
edit step required appending the country boundaries from
Administrative Unit map and then producing the computer plot.
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 AEZBLL08 data covers North-West of African continent
The AEZBLL09 data covers North-East of African continent
The AEZBLL10 data covers South of African continent
ESRI. Final Report UNEP/FAO world and Africa GIS data base (1984).
Internal Publication by 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.
FAO. Statistical Data on Existing Animal Units by Agro-ecological
Zones for Africa (1983). Prepared by Todor Boyadgiev of the Soil
Resources, Management and Conservation Services Division.
FAO. Statistical Data on Existing and Potential Populations by
Agro-ecological Zones for Africa (1983). Prepared by Marina Zanetti of
the Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Services Division.
FAO. Report on the Agro-ecological Zones Project. Vol.I (1978),
Methodology & Result for Africa. World Soil Resources No.48.
Source : UNESCO/FAO Soil Map of the World, scale 1:5000000
Publication Date : Dec 1984
Projection : Miller
Type : Polygon
Format : Arc/Info Export non-compressed
Related Datasets : All UNEP/FAO/ESRI Datasets,
Landuse (100013/05, New-ID: 05
FAO Irrigable Soils Datasets and Water balance (100050/53)
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
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27