The primary geography of the project is at three levels, regional, national (broadly construed) and sub-national. Additional geographic entities for study include demographics of language, age and technology. The areas of interest will in certain cases be compared with control data from other areas and regions, and the geo-tagged dataset as a whole.

Areas of interestEdit

Current areas of interest are the following territories:

  1. Algeria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Egypt
  4. Iran
  5. Iraq
  6. Israel
  7. Jordan
  8. Kuwait
  9. Lebanon
  10. Libya
  11. Morocco
  12. Oman
  13. Palestinian Territories
  14. Qatar
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. Syria
  17. Tunisia
  18. UAE
  19. Yemen
  20. Sudan
  21. Western Sahara
  22. South Sudan
  23. Comoros
  24. Burundi
  25. Rwanda
  26. Kenya
  27. Tanzania
  28. Uganda
  29. Djibouti
  30. Mauritania
  31. Somalia
  32. Eritrea
  33. Ethiopia

Geoextract scriptEdit

Extract script currently being completed, will be available from public sources.


Many maps will be created as a part of this project, and will be released under CC licenses. Typical examples include the following.


Source codeEdit

Additional assets, where it is reasonable to do so, will be made publicly available under suitable free licenses. These will probably include:

  • Database schema
  • SQL queries
  • Ancillary data
  • Source code to transfer data between database and GIS