The EIS currently contains 14,153 records » see details

Data sets

Content breakdown by data type

Journal Article Journal Article6975
Report Report2889
Shapefile Shapefile1661
Book, Book Section, Booklet Book, Book Section, Booklet1070
Website Website440
Legal (Act, Gazette, Policy) Legal (Act, Gazette, Policy)219
Presentation Presentation209
Poster Poster166
Thesis Thesis150
Excel Excel110
Research Discussion Paper Research Discussion Paper75
Grid (ArcView) Grid (ArcView)22
Appendix Appendix15
Manual Manual13
Database Database10
Image Image2
Photos Photos1

Types of information available through the EIS

The EIS incorporates a wide range of data types including:

  • Sensitivity data: Endemics, diversity, archaeological sites, protected areas, national monuments, vegetation types, vegetation cover, woody biomass, soils, rivers etc

  • Contextual data: Infrastructure (electricity, water, mines, roads and railways, schools, health services, etc), land use and ownership, farming systems, towns and settlements, population density, climate, topography etc

  • Other resources:
    • Links to other useful websites and data
    • Environmental impact and assessment materials
    • Environmental legislation
    • Environmental organisations
    • Literature

Major sets of information already available through the EIS

Data sets already available include:

  • Atlas of Namibia data
  • Bibliography of bird and biodiversity literature relevant to Namibia (mostly pre-2000)
  • Maps from Namibia's Red Data Book of Birds
  • Maps of all species from the Southern African Bird Atlas Project
  • Maps of all species from the Namibian Tree Atlas Project
  • The literature database and data sets assembled for the publication Okavango River: the flow of a lifeline. (2004). Mendelsohn, J.M. & El Obeid, S.
  • Various reports and documents including Community Forest gazettes and management plans; Research Discussion Papers; journal articles etc

Downloadable files

A large number of datasets have downloadable files associated with them. File types available for download are as follows.

pdf pdf7176
zip zip1763
doc doc69
xls xls61
pptx pptx57
ppt ppt49
jpg jpg34
docx docx21
xlsx xlsx3

N.B. This excludes kml and kmz files.