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Questions tagged [africa]

For questions about data related to the African continent.

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Data for IT NGO that is aggregating the global fund opportunities

I am interested to find data about funding opportunities for the NGO in the IT field active in Africa. Any leads would be highly appreciated. The data might be either structured or unstructured.
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Soil Samples in Zambia

I am researching soil quality in Zambia but I’ve been unable to find georeferenced soil datasets (e.g. soil samples) for my area of interest. Specifically, I want to get yearly soil sampling data in ...
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Where can i find beach names in locations on the African coast and Mauritius

I am looking for a dataset that contains the locations and names of beaches on the African coast and Mauritius. I have found some government data portals, but i am having trouble finding locations and ...
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Shapefile or map of Mozambique localidades (localities) administrative boundaries

I am trying to find a shapefile for Mozambique's Level 4 administrative boundaries. These units are known as localidades, or localities, and there are over 1,000 of them. I've tried all the usual ...
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GEO2_7G ID for Africa

I have downloaded the geo7_2ag shape-file in ArcGIS, and I want to ask about what the numbers under GEO2_7G and GEO2_7G_ID mean.
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Sources of secondary data sources

I writing a research proposal for a study whose purpose is to investigate the extent to which green growth has been implemented in South Africa, the role of green finance in this process and the ...
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Seeking globally available road data for medium-scaled maps (1:200.000)

I am seeking open data of roads for medium scaled maps (1:200.000, 1:500.000 up to 1:1.000.000). For the whole world, at least Indonesia and Africa. I know I could use OSM streets and somehow ...
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Where Can I find Data on African Startups?

AngelList data is very outdated. I want to create a CrunchBase-like database of African Startups. Things like this would help: - Size - Location (City, Country) - Website - Funding - Social ...
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Data on the number of cats and dogs kept as pets in Asia and Africa

I am looking for data regarding dogs and cats kept as pets in Africa and Asia.
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Where can I find earthquake resistant school design?

I am looking for earthquake resistant designs for school construction in Africa. Ideally, including blueprints.
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Zimbabwe Satelitte Imagery

I need a high resolution map of an area in Zimbabwe; Google maps just isn't doing it good enough for me. Specifically, I'm seeking 5 areas all within 1 farm. The coordinates are -17.607872, 30....
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Rainfall, climate change data

I'm looking for annual (or monthly) rainfall data over time and by country (specifically, for sub-Saharan African countries). I've been able to find data up to the year 2000. I know there has got to ...
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Spatial Wind Direction/Speed Data

Does anybody know of a source for wind data ~04 - 14 for E. Africa or a larger area. I have looked at a number of sources but have not found anything for these consecutive years.
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Monitoring African Border Crossing in real time

i am looking for information about african borders e.g. - surveillance cams material - social media posts from truck drivers waiting at certain border posts - articles about "crossing the border at..."...
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Free Archive of Africa weather data

Is there any archive for Africa weather station data? What i know exists is the GHCN database and other gridded sources.
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Where can I get vector datasets for Nasarawa state in Nigeria?

I would be happy to be pointed to the right direction where I can access vector data for Nasarawa state in Nigeria?
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Where can I find Open Data on Nigeria's Annual Budget?

I need a resource or information on where/how I can get access to Nigeria's Annual Budget
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Facebook data Africa

say I want all users along with their friend lists across all of Africa. The user data needs to be georeferenced. Is this possible to obtain?
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Data on ethnicity of African names

Is there any data that lists the first/last name along with the dominant ethnicity associated with the name? I'm mostly interested in Africa.
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Combined DHS and MICS survey results

Is there any data set that has already merged the DHS survey data from a given DHS phase? Preferably geo-referenced at the survey cluster level. I'm particularly interested in Africa.
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Open data on African social networks at the micro level

I'm looking for open data on household social networks at the micro level in Africa. Preferably I'd like to get piece together a dataset that has networks of households within villages dispersed all ...
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Coordinates of villages in The Gambia/Senegal

I am looking for sources of geo-referenced data on villages and cities (or all other things there are) in The Gambia (and Senegal if available). One issue with geocoding in rural West Africa is the ...
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Annual Mean temperature of Africa countries for past 50 years? [duplicate]

I'am trying to find annual mean temperature data for all countries in Africa for past 50 years. The data should not be mean of the entire 20 years, but should be yearly mean. Can somebody please ...
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Data on alcohol usage, addictions, disease in Africa

Im looking for an open data set on various alcohol usage statistics for Africa. Preferably the data would be at a subnational/regional or even micro level, such as from surveys. I haven't seen ...
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Orthophoto Rwanda Free Download?

I'm looking for Image datas for East Africa. Specifically for Rwanda. Does anyone know if such data are available at all free? My target is to digitize roads and buildings with the help of image datas....
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Where can I find data on African higher education institutions?

I am looking for data on higher education in any African countries (the more, the merrier) for a Data Science project I am working on. This data set can include: Graduation rates Employment after ...
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Data on forest cover (land use) in The Gambia from 2010 or more recent

I am looking for a data set on forest cover in The Gambia that meets the following conditions: a high enough resolution (e.g. 30x30m) a data set (i.e. classified satellite imagery data) on forest ...
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Open datasets for affiliation networks between African farmers?

I'm looking for any other datasets and open access pubs on affiliation/bipartite networks using survey data from farmers/community members in rural Africa.