The EIS currently contains 14,079 records » see details

Data sets

Content breakdown by data type

Journal Article Journal Article6926
Report Report2876
Shapefile Shapefile1661
Book, Book Section, Booklet Book, Book Section, Booklet1074
Website Website440
Legal (Act, Gazette, Policy) Legal (Act, Gazette, Policy)219
Presentation Presentation196
Poster Poster165
Thesis Thesis150
Excel Excel110
Research Discussion Paper Research Discussion Paper75
Grid (ArcView) Grid (ArcView)22
Appendix Appendix15
Manual Manual13
Database Database10
Image Image2

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 pdf7105
zip zip1762
doc doc68
xls xls61
ppt ppt47
pptx pptx46
jpg jpg33
docx docx15
xlsx xlsx2

N.B. This excludes kml and kmz files.