Distance to water points in northern Kenya

This dataset portrays distance to water points (boreholes, etc) in northern Kenya. Units are in kilometers.

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This data was used in Map 5.8 and Map 5.9 in Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Use attribute field VALUE to display data. Units are in kilometers. 0 = 0 kilometers from nearest water point 5 = 0.1 - 5 kilometers from nearest water point 10 = 5 - 10 kilometers from nearest water point 15 = 10 - 15 kilometers from nearest water point 99 = >15 kilometers from nearest water point


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German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). 1996. The North Kenya GIS Database. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Nairobi. Nairobi: UNEP/GRID-Nairobi.

WRI calculation based on GTZ 1996.

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Project: Ecosystem Service Mapping

Page Last Updated: August 19, 2016

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