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Newly Available Map Compositions for Africa Resulting from Open Spring INSPIRE Hackathon 2021

SmartAfriHub offers a set of map compositions divided into various thematic groups. Feel free to explore them and extend them with your own layers!

Earth Observation

This map composition serves farms, individual farmers and the professional public to better understand the current state and development of vegetation in the field.


Open Land Use

Open Land Use is a composite map showing the land cover for the whole Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania.

Pan-African Dataset

The Pan_African dataset includes selected data from RCMRD, FAO and Rural Attractiveness for Africa.


What is SmartAfriHub Science Shop

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Wikipedia defines a Science Shop as s a facility, often attached to a specific department of a university or an NGO, that provides independent participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society. It's a demand-driven and bottom-up approach to research. In this classical definition, it is expected, that Science Shops are managed and operated by both permanent staff members and students who screen questions provided by members of civil society. Science Shop staff use these questions to provide challenging problems to both research students and university faculty members in the hope of finding solutions to the question. Students who participate in Science Shop projects often can acquire credits toward their degree. Also, many students do their postgraduate work on problems referred to by Science Shops.

A similar approach to Science Shop is for example defined by Living Knowledge, The  International Science Shops Network: " Science Shops are not “shops” in the traditional sense of the word. They are small entities that carry out scientific research in a wide range of disciplines – usually free of charge and – on behalf of citizens and local civil society. The fact that Science Shops respond to civil society’s needs for expertise and knowledge is a key element that distinguishes them from other knowledge transfer mechanisms.  A Science Shop provides independent, participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society.

In our approach, we are living this classical approach and for us, Science Shop is virtual space, where researchers and communities can share their needs and ideas. Science shop will help make contact between researchers and users; it is the space for demand and supply - new projects, thesis, research, processing ideas, etc. Science shop is a kind of forum which allows signed-in users to create new posts. In our Science Shop you have two possibilities:

  • I have an idea - I'm looking for support for the RESEARCH or the whole team
  • I'm a Researcher - I need space to realize my ideas or offer my knowledge

It could help to students find ideas for their thesis and possibilities to provide real practical experiments and communities to look for reserchers, who can help them to solve their problems.


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SmartAfriHub amazing tools. This tools are open for all users. Registered users are allowed to use this tools for own projects.


A library providing a foundation to build map GUI and extra components such as layer manager, permalink generating, styling of vector features, including OpenGIS® Web Map Service Interface Standard (WMS) layers to the map in a user friendly way.

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A tool for easy management, access control and publishing of vector based spatial data and their visualisations.

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Micka tool is a set of libraries and a web application for management and discovery of geospatial (meta)data.

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SensLog is an open sensor data management solution to receive, store, manage, analyse and publish sensor data.

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This is an extension of the geographic information system QGIS that enables to users create and edit layers and create map composition structures on local stations with a possibility to upload to the server.

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SmartAgriHubs is a € 20 million EU project under Horizon 2020 and brings together a consortium of more than 164 partners in the European agri-food sector. The project aims to realize the digitization of European agriculture by supporting an agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence, sustainability and success.

The development and adoption of digital solutions is achieved through a tense ecosystem of 140 digital innovation centers built into 9 regional clusters run by organizations closely involved in regional digitization initiatives and funds.

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Live operation, evaluation of the results of the science to further steps to improve

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