Cuvelai-Etosha Basin atlas iconThe Interactive Water Information and Planning Tool (IWIP) of the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin

Version 1.0 March 2014

The digital multimedia atlas provides information about the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin with the help of maps. It also allows users to access descriptive texts, pictures and other data that help explain the information on the maps. Among other things, the atlas offers a selection of basic data (such as road network, boundaries, etc.) and information on the outcomes of recent projects in the region. Overlay functionalities and cartographic multilayer display makes it easier to grasp complex facts and processes. The ultimate goal is to allow everyone who is interested to access this wealth of information. At the moment, the IWIP is available in English and German but can be extended to other languages.

The IWIP is being developed by the CuveWaters Project in co-operation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) and the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF). Since 2010 it was known as the Digital Atlas of the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin. In 2014 it was renamed to IWIP and new maps were added to show the potential for further development and for transfer to other regions in Namibia and beyond.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact:
Oliver Schulz from the CuveWaters Project
Phone: +49 (0) 69 707 69 19-49

Access the IWIP online via Java Web Start

Click on the Launch button to start the IWIP via Java Web Start. This will download the atlasViewer.jnlp file to your computer. Once it has downloaded, if it doesn't start automatically, open it (double-click on it) to begin the process of opening the atlas. Please be patient, depending on your internet speed this can take a considerable amount of time.

Download the IWIP offline version for use on your computer

» zip file (297 MB)

You can download the IWIP as a zip file. Once the zip file has downloaded, double-click on the atlas.exe file. This will run the IWIP on your PC. The offline version contains the whole IWIP with all maps and additional information. Once stored on your hard disk you can use it independently from internet connection. A Java version is already built in. The ZIP file ready to download is about 300 MB.

Download documentation

» Download User manual (pdf 565 kb)

Geopublisher software

The basic software used to build this digital atlas is the open source software GeoPublisher. With this tool GIS maps and other information like text documents and photos are linked and exported to a standalone digital atlas that can be used on a PC without GIS software. For further information please visit the GeoPublisher website.