AU Boundary Information System

As part of the Delimitation/Demarcation and Capacity Building Programmes of the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) a Boundary Information System (BIS) is being established in the African Union. The BIS seeks to establish a Database of boundary and border related information relating to all African Countries.

Specifically, the BIS being established is aimed at:

  • The storage, presentation and retrieval of varied data relating to African borders such as Status of a given boundary
  • Background data such as maps, satellite imagery etc
  • Responsible agencies for border management
  • Position of demarcation marks, border land infrastructures etc
  • Processing boundary record such as coordinate transformations and analysis
  • Recording border activities and datasets of cross-border cooperation.

The AU is currently looking for a Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer to develop the project.