User Guide : Africa groundwater atlas country hydrogeology maps, version 1.1

O Dochartaigh, Brighid E.. 2019 User Guide : Africa groundwater atlas country hydrogeology maps, version 1.1. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 21pp. (OR/19/035) (Unpublished)

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This report is a published product of the Africa Groundwater Atlas project. This project was jointly funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC; supported by the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH); and carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS) in partnership with hydrogeologists across Africa. It is a part of the Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro) Research Programme, which focuses on improving the evidence base around groundwater availability and management in sub-Saharan Africa, to enable the sustainable use of groundwater to benefit the poor. The Africa Groundwater Atlas (referred to in this report as the Atlas) is an online resource that provides a summary of the groundwater resources of 51 African countries, and a gateway to further information. The Atlas is available at The new 1:5 million scale hydrogeology (aquifer type and productivity) and geology (with particular relevance to hydrogeology) maps developed for the Atlas have been released as digital GIS maps for 38 countries in Africa. Version 1.0 of the dataset was released in 2019. Digital maps for a further 10 countries will be released at a later date. This guide is written for users of these new digital country maps. It describes their format, scale, attributes and content, how they were developed and what underlying datasets they are based on. A basic appreciation of Geographical Information System (GIS) terminology will help readers understand some of the information given here.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
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Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, International development, Hydrogeological data
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Date made live: 10 May 2019 16:11 +0 (UTC)

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