Finding data online for Tanzania has proved to be a bit of a challenge. This article provides an overview of publicly available sources. We are sure more exists, so just post comments to this message and we will keep updating the table.
Ideally data should be provided by its owners with appropriate meta data. We have decided to minimize our provisions of data because of this. You will find the sources not to be the original ones, but the files might still be useful.
Your input to this process is desired. Please use the commenting system to point us in the right direction for our effort to make an initial meta database for spatial data in Tanzania.
While using the data please read through the following articles on this website which might be of particular interest for you:
|Links to the most updated shape file containing OpenStreetMap data for Tanzania|
|Maplibrary||Website||Admin borders, Satellite imagery, simple baseman etc.|
|DivaGIS (collection of data from other sources)||Website||Admin areas, roads, inland water, railroads, elevation, land cover, population, population, climate and gazetteer|
|OpenMicroData||Website||Villages, districts, region and EACs as provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Tanzania in 2002.|
|TZGISUG||Article on this website||Hillshades for Tanzania with styling and some meta data.|
|Africover||Website||Roads, rivers, boundaries and more.|
|National Bureau of Statistics||email website||Wards|
|IRA at USDM||email website||Hunting TS maps?|
|FAO||website||Geonetwork for Tanzania data with roads, tsetse flie suitaility, geomorphology, land cover, towns, rivers, ariculture, forest and more.|
|World Database on Protected areas||website||Protected areas database with global collection of protected areas, also Tanzanian protected areas.|
|Mapstor||website||Tanzanian topo maps of Russian origin, scanned and georegistered. (pay to download)|
|WOSSAC||website||World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue|
|ILRI||website||Roads, Wards, forests and more|
Ideally there should also be a national coordinating office for spatial data on a national level. We are hoping that this list can be the start for a process towards a proper system. We have written about this on the page GIS in Tanzania on this website.