GIS layers

The vegetation map is available as raster or vector layers. You can use this layers in your favorite GIS (geographic information system) as input for your analyses and to create your own maps.

The vegetation is available for the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and Zambia. Before using the maps, please consult the terms of use.

Please be aware that the map shows the Potential natural vegetation (PNV). The PNV is defined as “vegetation that would persist under the current conditions without human interventions”. As such, it can be considered a baseline or null model to assess the vegetation that could be present in a landscape under the current climate and edaphic conditions, including conditions created or altered by man. This does not need to be the same as the current vegetation cover! For more information, see the documentation.

To get the data, please fill in the request form using the button below. On the form, we ask you to provide a brief explanation of the intended use and the area for which you need to map, which will help us to better understand how the map is being used.

Open the request form here