Shape file for Africa

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05-24-2018 09:06 PM
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Hello, I have been searching for a shapefile for the whole of the African continent for a class project, but I could not find one. Does anyone know where to find one?

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Hi, there are a few places you can find something like this.

Go here: http://www.maplibrary.org/library/stacks/Africa/index.htm and click on "ESRI Shape file format" link. That should give you a zipped up shapefile of all country outlines.

You can also load in data from ArcGIS Online, especially the living atlas. Try this link for all continents:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=57c1ade4fa7c4e2384e6a23f2b3bd254 

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Hi, there are a few places you can find something like this.

Go here: http://www.maplibrary.org/library/stacks/Africa/index.htm and click on "ESRI Shape file format" link. That should give you a zipped up shapefile of all country outlines.

You can also load in data from ArcGIS Online, especially the living atlas. Try this link for all continents:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=57c1ade4fa7c4e2384e6a23f2b3bd254 

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Hello Adrian,

Thank you so much. It works perfectly for what I wanted to do with it.

Smith Mainoo

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I'm glad it helped!

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This doesn't reflect the most current country boundaries though! South Sudan is not included...