The AfricaMap project out of the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard aims to address an increasingly relevant problem of social science and humanities spatial research: how to build an infrastructure to manage the spatial data.
From the website:
Despite the existence of excellent public maps for Africa, to date there is no common [...]
The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) has just released a new publication “Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment”. Using current and historical satellite images it intends to demonstrate the impact that natural and human activities have had on the continent’s environment over the past several decades. This site contains downloadable versions of the atlas in [...]
The Southern African Human-development Information Management Network for Coordinated Humanitarian & Development Action(SAHIMS) publishes free GIS data for a number of African countries. From their site:
SAHIMS GIS Data server offers easily accessible standardised data provided by various United Nations, non-governmental organisations and government agencies. Datasets in this catalogue are downloadable without any charge. It [...]