afrimapr is a one year project running in 2020 funded through the Wellcome Open Research Fund.

afrimapr will create R building blocks and learning resources to make it easier to make data-driven maps in Africa.

The created resources will be promoted in Africa and beyond to initiate a community of users and developers to maintain and improve them.

The R building blocks will make it easier to perform spatial data management tasks that should be straightforward, but seldom are, including: summarising data by administrative regions of different levels; joining and displaying data referenced by administrative region names; access to environmental, socio-economic and health data and displaying data in static maps and interactive web applications.

Components will be designed for ease of use to target new users of R.

We will run workshops in Liverpool, Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa trialling and promoting resources.

The afrimapr project is funded through the

Wellcome Open Research Fund

Merging Health Facility Lists Part1
April 16, 2020

This blog post is a shorter version of the full report that includes R code, readme files, data descriptions...

Healthsites App
March 26, 2020

We aim to improve access to the best-available health facility data for Africa to support the response to the coronavirus...

Satrday Presentation
March 23, 2020

Earlier this month afrimapr was the opening presentation at satRday Joburg 2020 in South Africa. It was wonderful to...