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I also want to inform you that I procured TGIS to install Planet Gis 4,0 and is currently using it very successfully. You may have a look at our municipal website were AG made a comment on our efficiency and control due to the use of GIS. Since I started implementing the GIS tool in our institution we have managed to obtain unqualified audits for the past 3 years. You planted the seed and it can assure you its growing well in our rural institution. -- Charles Coetser, Elundini Local Municipality

Category: Maps -> South African data -> SA topographic 1:50000

Description: This map is only available as a 7-zip archive which is much smaller than regular ZIP archives.

Last updated: February 22nd, 2014
This is not the date of the source data, but rather when the map was last worked on. See data source below.

File size: 597.1MB (7z)

Source: National Geo-spatial Information (Department of Rural Development and Land Reform) (

Data obtained from source: January 17th, 2014

This map requires the following maps, although you can choose to ignore them:
SA contours (20m)
SA contours (5m)

Installation instructions:
Unzip all the files into a folder that is not under C:\Program Files. Recent versions of Windows make ZIP archives look like folders, but you must unzip everything into a folder e.g. C:\MyMaps before opening the .map file with PlanetGIS. Right-click on the .zip file and click "Extract All..."

Download locations:
Johannesburg: 7z (597.1MB)
Dublin: 7z (597.1MB)
BitTorrent: 7z (597.1MB)
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