Administrative Boundaries 78% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

Data on administrative units or areas defined for the purpose of administration by a (local) government. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Boundary level 1
  • Boundary level 2
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Name of poligone (department, region, city)
  • Borders of poligone

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format


All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX
findable 3
findable_steps A google search of administrative boundaries of South Africa did not provide me with relevant data. From prior knowledge I knew the source.
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name Municipal Demarcation Board
characteristics Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone
location - District Boundaries, - Ward Boundaries, - Municipal Boundaries


The data is not really hosted on the portal, and the license therefore cant really apply to it.

Reviewer comments

The license mention that third-party data that is publish on the portal (the case of this submission need to agree to commercial use. Therefore we decided this data is not openly licensed.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   Mor Rubinstein
Last modified   Mon Apr 03 2017 16:34:30 GMT+0000 (UTC)