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 '15 at 0:13
  • 1
    Yes in Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda – If you do not know- just GIS Dec 25 '15 at 20:07

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 '15 at 0:12
  • @albert - thanks for the note. Ya, even the W&M website seems to intersperse using University and College. – Andrew - OpenGeoCode Dec 25 '15 at 22:53

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

enter image description here

  • 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?). – Trevor J. Smith Oct 19 '16 at 4:08
  • Will do in pdf. – If you do not know- just GIS Oct 19 '16 at 11:41
  • It is in the official metadata at the Harvard Dataverse. – If you do not know- just GIS Oct 19 '16 at 12:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.