The EFA Project has been undertaken by friends and associates of the late
Edward G. Purdy as a memorial to the life and achievements of this remarkable geologist.
The aim of the project is to update his Exploration Fabric and Basins maps of Africa and
to build a new GIS from the updated information. The updated maps will be published by
the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Digital output will include an interactive
internet-based map, together with Google Earth versions and PDF files.
Phase 1 was completed in March 2012.
The project has been generously sponsored by a number of oil and gas companies. The contributors are giving their time at no cost and donations from profits were contributed to Ed and Christine's charity AFRICA NOW (now Self Help Africa) and Map Action.