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Category: Maps -> South African data -> SA Land cover 2013/2014

Last updated: August 2nd, 2016
This is not the date of the source data, but rather when the map was last worked on. See data source below.

File size: 179.1MB

Source: Department of Environmental Affairs (https://www.environment.gov.za/mapsgraphics/#national_landcover). Land cover image created by GeoTerraImage (www.geoterraimage.com)

Data obtained from source: June 20th, 2016

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