Maps and Links

Map of Uganda

Source: map provided by International Geoscience Services, original sourced from Schlüter, 2008.


Other map data and sources:

  • Lands and Surveys Department (ULSD), PO Box 7061, 15 Obote Avenue, Kampala; 
    Geological Survey and Mines Department (UGSMD), PO Box 9, Entebbe; 
  • Geological and mineral occurrence maps and composite legends below from the ACP Database; and
  • Uganda Mining Cadastre Map; link to website, provided by Spatial Dimension;
  • Geological Data and Information: Geological Survey and Mines Department , P.O. Box 9, Entebbe  +256 41-320559 / 320118 / 320656; email:; andGeological and mineral occurrence maps and composite legends from the ACP Database: ; 
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Amber House, Plot No. 29/33 Kampala Road, P.O. Box 7270, Kampala +256 41-234733; email: ; website and
  • Topographical: 1: 50 000 scale, OS 426 Y732, ULSD, 1950-74, 310 sheets, all published.

Available Maps


















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Mineral occurrences


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  •  Geochemical atlas of Uganda (1973)


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In 2004, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development embarked on a five year mineral sector support programme the Sustainable Development of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP), co-funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, the NDF and Government of Uganda. The project was aimed at the acquisition of geodata and establishing a competitive environment to help attract investment into the minerals sector. The project consisted of airborne geophysics, geological mapping, geochemical surveying, the establishment of a geo-information system, mining cadastre and support to the ASM; as well as a programme of institutional strengthening and capacity building.  Outputs of the SMMRP can be accessed through the purpose built GSD office in Entebbe.

British Geological Survery (BGS), Research Reports:

  • Map library holdings at BGS, Keyworth UK, held on a NERC website;
  • Local phosphate resources for sustainable agriculture: a synthesis of existing data, drawn from BGS archives and other agencies, 1999-2002: KAR Report CR/02/121;
  • Cerium and endomyocardial fibrosis in tropical terrain, 1995-98: KAR Report WC/98/026;
  • Geochemistry and toxicity of naturally occurring aluminium, 1992-95: KAR Report WC/95/023;
  • Industrial Minerals for Development, 1991-95: KAR Report WC/94/001
  • Regional geochemical mapping in developing countries and its application to environmental studies;
  • 1990-94: KAR Report WC/92/060 (mineral status of animals);
  • Digitisation and evaluation of selected overseas airborne radiometric surveys, 1988-90: WC/91/015;
  • Digitization and interpretation of BGS overseas gravity and aeromagnetic data, 1986-88: WC/91/015;
  • Economic potential of Ugandan carbonatites, 1968-70: WC/91/047;
  • OSAS work in Uganda (exploration for beryl pegmatites, and evaluation of various tin, tungsten and rare earth deposits in SW Uganda -  compilation of geochemical atlas covering 26 000 sq km of Uganda), 1965-70: WC/91/047; and
  • Regional geological investigations of Karamoja District, NE Uganda, 1965-68: WC/91/047.


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