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South Africa

What data is expected?

A geographical map of the country including national traffic routes, stretches of water, and markings of heights. The map must at least be provided at a scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km). Geographic information is instrumental for many use cases, including the mapping of unemployment statistics or demographics, as well as journey planning. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km)
  • Markings of national traffic routes
  • Markings of relief/heights
  • Markings of water stretches
  • National borders

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): 1

Data Location

  • - South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • 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 georeferenced raster data: PNG, GeoTIFF, JPEG.
    findable 4
    findable_steps I had prior knowledge on maps data sources. A google search led me to the web links.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Municipal Demarcation Board, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Republic of South Africa National Department of Environmental Affairs
    characteristics Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km), Markings of national traffic routes, Markings of relief/heights, Markings of water stretches, National borders
    location - South African National Biodiversity Institute


    There are GIS datasets and picture maps.

    Reviewer comments / Republic of South Africa National Department of Environmental Affairs

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Codrina Maria Ilie
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 20:04:16 GMT+0000 (UTC)