Somalia

For Somalia GIS data, please click here to Download Somalia shapefiles or Download Somalia layer packages for ArcGIS

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Added: Basic GIS data for Somalia - Somalia shapefiles

Somalia shapefiles – also available on the Somalia country page. Click below to download zipped shapefiles for Somalia’s administrative regions (created by georeferencing data from Google Earth, Bing, Satellite photos, and administrative maps); Major cities of Somalia (georeferenced from Google Earth); and detailed routes for the Jubba and Shabelle rivers (georeferenced from Bing). Boundaries do […]

Maps of Territorial Control in Somalia, 2007-2010

I just came across this series of maps of territorial control in Somalia in my map archive. These will likely be supplemented by Somalia conflict maps as I work with some contacts in Jubbaland over the coming months. I plan to update the series once the school year ends and I have some more time […]

Five things you should know about al-Shabaab and the Westgate, Nairobi attacks

Five things you should know about al-Shabaab and the Westgate, Nairobi attacks

So far at least 62 people are confirmed dead in Westgate, Nairobi, after al-Shabaab carried out the attack that they have been threatening in retaliation for Kenyan occupation of Kismayo. You can read about the attack on the BBC news or elsewhere. What I am interested in is the situation surrounding the attack and the implications […]

Clashes in Kismayo

Clashes in Kismayo

(click map for larger image or to download) Official discussions about Jubaland’s status as an autonomous state in Somalia began as soon as Hassan Sh. Mohamud took office in September 2012. In December, the government in Mogadishu met with Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Ahmed Madobe, following the common Somali use of nicknames for leaders), leader of [...]