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afrimapr: Creating reusable R building blocks for mapping data in Africa in 2020

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posted on 2020-03-12, 10:31 authored by Anelda Van der WaltAnelda Van der Walt, Andy SouthAndy South
Presentation for satRday Johannesburg 2020 on 7 March 2020 in South Africa.

The afrimapr project will create software building blocks in R and learning resources to facilitate the use of spatial data in health (and other) applications in Africa. The project will promote these resources to initiate a community of users and developers to maintain and improve them.


  • Dr Andy South (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Dr Paula Moraga, (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Dr Julie-Anne Tangena (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)
  • Dr Robin Lovelace (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Dr Margareth Gfrerer (Education Strategy Center, Ethiopia)
  • Anelda van der Walt (Talarify, South Africa)


Wellcome Open Research Fund