I am trying to find bathymetry for Lake Victoria (or portions).

Any GIS format and almost any resolution will do.

As a last resort a hydrographic chart will suffice.


  • lake victoria....in africa? thats what google says but i'm just not familiar so asking for clarification
    – albert
    Dec 25, 2015 at 0:13
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    Yes in Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Dec 25, 2015 at 20:07

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Below is a GIS Portal to Lake Victoria at William & Mary University in Williamsburg, VA


This site says it has Shapefiles with bathymetry for Lake Victoria


  • lol. w&m is a uni but they certainly maintain the college of william & mary name. i know a few tribe alums that would cringe at that wording. not like you did anything wrong...just throwing some commentary in here
    – albert
    Dec 25, 2015 at 0:12
  • @albert - thanks for the note. Ya, even the W&M website seems to intersperse using University and College. Dec 25, 2015 at 22:53

I made my own from 10,000 points. http://bit.ly/LV_Bathy is the URL.

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  • Very cool data product. One suggestion: it would be good to point to an xml document with the reference system and other metadata (EPSG 102024, right?). Oct 19, 2016 at 4:08
  • Will do in pdf. Oct 19, 2016 at 11:41
  • It is in the official metadata at the Harvard Dataverse. Oct 19, 2016 at 12:41

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