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Africa Mapping Free Shapefiles

While cruisin around Mapcruzin website, I found some helpful shapefiles which can be used for mapping natural and man-made features in Africa.

Africa Buildings (309KB zip file)

Africa Natural Features (5.2MB zip file)

Africa Places (328KB zip file)

Africa Points of Interest (1.7MB zip file)

Africa Railways (1.9MB zip file)

Africa Roads (33.6MB zip file)

Africa Waterways (4.4MB zip file)



These ArcGIS shapefiles are extracted fromCloudMade data, derived from OpenStreetMap and are licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 license. They are made available here by MapCruzin. If you use these files please make sure you attribute the OpenStreetMap community and MapCruzin by including a link to and If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one. Find out more about Creative Commons licenses.

Please note that OpenStreetMaps is a work in progress. Shapefiles are added to, corrected and modified frequently. As shapefiles are updated, they will be made available here for download.


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