Geospatial Data for Sudan

Note this page was created to support the 2011 referendum in Sudan and is no longer being updated. Some of the below links may no longer be valid. UN and other users can refer to the Information Management Working Group for access to current data.

Contact lars.bromley@unitar.org with any questions, suggestions, or corrections. Please credit sources as indicated.

Data Source: UN Sudan Information Management Working Group (IMWG)
Contact Helena.Puig -atsign- undp.org for more information
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
All Sudan
Settlements
30,990 settlements. Shapefile download includes state-by-state as well as one merged file. kml shp-zip Regioned kml
Southern Sudan
Settlements
18,370 settlements of southern Sudan in one merged file. kml shp-zip Regioned kml
All Mapped
Polling Stations
All mapped polling stations in northern and southern Sudan. Original information from Southern Sudan Referendum Commission. Geocoded via crowdsource with support of UNDP Sudan and UNOSAT. Some polling stations not mapped to the exact settlement, this is noted in the attribute table. Some polling stations not found, attempts will be made to geo-locate them in the near future. kmz shp-zip  
Airfields UN utilized relief airfields throughout Sudan. kml shp-zip  
Roads UN utilized road networks throughout Sudan kml shp-zip
Southern Sudan Counties Country boundary lines in southern Sudan kml shp-zip
Northern Sudan Localities Locality boundary lines in northern Sudan kml shp-zip
States State boundaries for all Sudan kml shp-zip

 

Data Source: UN Sudan Information Gateway.
See UNSudanIG for more info.
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
Settlements       kml/shp-zip
Administrative Boundaries       kml/shp-zip
Transportation Networks       kml/shp-zip
Hydrology       kml/shp-zip
Map Centre A wealth of links to mapping resources at UNSudanIG and elsewhere.     Web Page

 

Data Source: Ushahidi Deployments
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
AllAfrica.com       Web Page
Sudan Vote
Monitor
      Web Page

 

Data Source: Google Map Maker
Registration and Google Terms of Use agreement required.
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
Satellite Image: QuickBird, Abyei and area Copyright DigitalGlobe 2010. Produced by Google. kml    
Towns, Transportation, and more... Data generated by the Google Map Maker Community     kml & shp-zip
Help Map Sudan! Help the Google Map Maker Community build a better map of Southern Sudan.     Discussion
Group

 

Data Source: Open Street Map
See OSM for more info.
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
Towns, Transportation, and more...       shp-zip, OSM
xml, and more

 

Data Source: US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
See NGA GEOnet Names Server for more info.
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
Named Points       Zip'd TXT

 

Data Source: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
See JRC for more info.
Data Theme Notes KML SHP Other
UN/EC Common Gazetteer Search       WebQuery