We provide South African data that is publicly available but often hard to obtain, in PlanetGIS format. This is a service that we provide because of the massive need for it. Our business is not data. Our business software. A software license is not needed, nor included in the purchases listed below. All data products include the free PlanetGIS Explorer which is the minimum requirement to use the maps.
Please note that we do not create any of this data. Everything is directly obtainable from the source. We do not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies or omissions. Please see the downloads page for sources and dates of individual maps.
The copyright on these data sets remain with the respective source. All sources allow for free distribution of the data, but please acknowledge the source where appropriate. You do not need to acknowledge Planet GIS for this work. This is a free service. Prices listed on this page cover only media and handling.Sample images
Fast USB 3.0 128GB flash drive containing:
- All recent downloadable maps (SA cadastral, administrative & street map);
- All topographic maps (vector), 20m and 5m contours (5m contour coverage);
- Sample orthophotos covering Cape Town CBD, Durban CBD and most of urban Gauteng. (Coverage: Cape Town, Durban, Gauteng). [Customized coverage on request].
- All scanned topographic 1:50000 map sheets (Sample 1, Sample 2);
- Source shapefiles (all).
Cost: R1500 [order]
A 2.5" 4TB USB 3.0 portable external hard drive containing all of the above plus all the available 25cm and 50cm colour orthophotos for South Africa in PlanetGIS format (cannot be used in other software). Orthophotos were last obtained and processed in January 2020. To see the year during which orthophotos were flown in your area of interest, refer to this Coverage map.
Cost: R4000 [order]
PlanetGIS DataDrive Update from earlier edition
Discounted item for customers who bought a DataDrive before.
Cost: R3000 [order]
Here is a sample image showing the orthophoto coverage for Gauteng on the DataFlash:
and a closeup at scale 1:2000 near the airport: