afrimapr started in 2020 and is funded through the Wellcome Open Research Fund and Wellcome Data for Science and Health.

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

The created resources are promoted in Africa and beyond to grow 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 are designed for ease of use to target new users of R.

afrimapr also develops tutorials and runs online workshops. We hope to facilitate in-person workshops in the future.

The afrimapr project is funded through the

Wellcome Open Research Fund and Wellcome Data for Science and Health

#tidytuesday Showcase
November 29, 2021

The past month showed a flurry of activities around three things dear to our hearts - African data, maps, and...

Afrimapr Joins Online Learning Community
September 07, 2021

Developing good maps in R is about much more than just knowledge of mapping packages and strategies. It all starts...

Afrimapr Community Meetups
September 01, 2021

In May 2021 the afrimapr team launched a monthly community meetup for people interested in R, mapping, and African data....