General map DR Congo


General map DR Congo

This folded map shows the present state of the Country. The map includes the new and former provinces, administrative boundaries, over 100 airport locations, the road and railroad network, rivers and lakes, major cities, towns and villages, nature reserves. Time zones, language areas and geographical co-ordinate grid are added.

The new road map of Congo is an indispensable instrument for all organisations working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as for travellers visiting the country.

Also available from Aquaterra are the city maps of Congo’s 12 most important cities.

For further information and for ordering: info@aquaterra.be

 

Technical information

Title:
Carte générale de la République Démocratique du Congo
General map of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Folded map

Dimensions: 920x575mm unfolded, 115x247mm folded
Weight: 48gr

Content
Recto: country map, location index, administratif subdivision, languages, time zones

Scale
1/4.000.000

Registration
Registration n°: D/2017/8053/11
ISBN: 978 90 7813 1090
Editor: Aquaterra (www.aquaterra.be)

Price
Recommended enduser price: 18,75 euro

Content
This brand new publication comes as a folded map showing the present state of the Country. The map includes the new and former provinces, administrative boundaries, over 100 airport locations, the road and railroad network, rivers and lakes, major cities, towns and villages, nature reserves. Time zones, language areas and geographical co-ordinate grid are added.

The new road map of Congo is an indispensable instrument for all organisations working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as for travellers visiting the country.

Also available from Aquaterra are the city maps of Congo’s 12 most important cities.

Press release

Belgian company makes map of Congo

Ghent cartography company Aquaterra has launched a brand new map of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Belgian company fills a real gap in the market. A recent and detailed map of Congo has not been globally available until now.

Aquaterra realized earlier city plans of the capital, Kinshasa, of Lubumbashi and of the other 10 most important cities in Congo. The company took the remarkable initiative to bring a series of plans of Congo on the market because of the growing interest in the former Belgian colony. Moreover, the African country is in the spotlight this year because of the (adjourned) presidential election.

The new map is unique in several ways. For the basic cartography Aquaterra has made use of alternative sources such as Open Street Map. OSM's open source data is produced through crowdsourcing. Through the contribution of experts who know the local situation, the map is very up-to-date and very accurate.

However, the strength of the map lies in the editorial choice that was made to add certain relevant information. The map content is adapted for the intended users: foreign embassies and government departments, NGOs and aid agencies, international agencies and companies active in the field in Congo.

This is why Aquaterra strongly highlights accessibility of towns and villages in Congo, both by road and by air. Only roads which actually exist and are usable are included. By coloring in three different road types the physical condition of the roads is specified.
Special attention was paid to the mapping of airports and airstrips, which in many cases are the only access to certain areas in Congo. For this, use was made of the lists of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization of the United Nations) and IATA.

Towns and villages (from 10,000,000 to 10,000 inhabitants) are presented in five categories of importance, with the population as the main criterion. The map includes an alphabetical index of place names so sites can be located quickly. On the map and in the index the provincial capitals are shown in a separate color.

Additionally, Aquaterra's map of Congo shows the new administrative division of the country in to 26 provinces, with the new provincial boundaries and capital cities. The borders of the former provinces are also included for convenience. A table comparing the past and present situation has been added.

Altitude is another important value of the map. The hill shading technique makes clear where mountains and plains are. Furthermore, the railway network, waterways and lakes, nature reserves, the distribution of the four major language areas in the country and the time zones are listed on the map. The presence of a geographic coordinate grid makes the map complete.

Even the size and method of folding of the map were tailored to its practical use, including the choice of scale (1 / 4,000,000), making this map compact and easy to use. The map costs 18.75 euros and is available in specialized bookshops.

For more information: www.aquaterra.be / +32 (0) 9 230 55 15 / info@aquaterra.be