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South African GIS Data

We provide South African data that is publicly available but often hard to obtain, in PlanetGIS format. The data products below is a service that we provide because of the massive need for it. The data products are seperate from our software products, which is our main business. 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

PlanetGIS DataFlash
Fast USB 3.0 128GB flash drive containing: The maps are usable directly from the flash drive. No installation necessary.

Cost: R1500 [order]

PlanetGIS DataDrive
A 2.5" 2TB USB 3.0 portable external hard drive containing all of the above plus all the available 50cm colour orthophotos for South Africa in PlanetGIS format (cannot be used in other software). Coverage.

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: