South Africa GIS Maps & Data

LeadDog provides via its local South Africa map partner, the most detailed and comprehensive GIS maps. This is the leading mapping for government, GPS tracking, fleet logistics, retail site selection, online mapping, mobile and other location based applications. The vector map products include:

Street Centrelines. This layer has five categories of roads for South Africa, including national, provincial and major roads as well as an in-depth network of streets for more than 200 towns. All major metropolitan areas in South Africa are covered. The layer is routable for scheduling and delivery purposes. Average speed and travel times for each link in the street centre line dataset is provided. Direction (one-way or bi-directional) for each link in the street centre line dataset is provided.

Points of Interest. This data set includes more than 110,000 points of interest, including 15 main categories and over 100 sub-categories. Categories include the following: accommodation, filling stations, retail stores, tourism attractions, medical facilities, car dealerships and more.

Postal Codes. This dataset is compiled from the official postal code tables supplied by the South African Post Office. As registered Postal Address Management Service Supplier (PAMSS), AfriGIS receives the latest table each month. Using this dataset together with the AfriGIS Suburb layer it is possible to map a customer dataset based on postal code.

Postal Code Regions.This dataset is a spatial representation of official postal code tables supplied by the South African Post Office. Suburbs with the same postal code are merged to form postal code regions. As registered Postal Address Management Service Supplier (PAMSS), AfriGIS receives the latest postal code table each month. This spatial dataset includes postal region boundaries for both box and street deliveries.

Provinces, Municipalities, District Councils, Magisterial Districts, Electoral Wards, Tribal Authorities. These data sets show the official administrative boundaries as supplied by the Municipal Demarcation Board and Department of Land Affairs.

National Address Database (NAD). The NAD is a comprehensive spatial database of physical street addresses in South Africa. The National Address Database (NAD) not only contains the coordinates (longitude/latitude) for the individual properties, but also the correct hierarchy string for the street address. The Street Number is linked to the Street Name, which is linked to the Suburb, to the City/Town, and to the Province. The coordinates are given as the centroid of the individual properties.Approximately 5 million street addresses for South Africa.

Cadestre Maps. The cadastre is a register of the surveyed property boundaries in the country, as captured by the Surveyor General’s Offices around the country.

Deeds Data. Monthly bonds and transfers as registered with the deeds office since 1997. These data sets are linked to the Cadastre and National Address Dictionary data sets.Deeds data is linked to street addresses and the cadastre (land parcels).

Suburb Boundaries. This dataset includes more than 19,000 suburb boundaries of the metropolitan, major towns and villages in the country. The associated postal codes for box and street delivery per suburb are also included.

Town Boundaries. This layer consists of boundaries of the old towns or municipalities aligned with the official municipal boundaries. For example the Sandton boundary is part of the City of Johannesburg. Similarly, in the rural areas town boundaries for towns such as Brits and Magaliesburg are included. Custom town boundaries for well known “unofficial” places such as the Bluff in Durban has also been created.

Sectional Schemes.This layer is a register of the sectional schemes titles as registered at the deeds office. Each sectional scheme is represented at a point feature in the dataset and includes the number of units.

Proclaimed Town Boundaries. This layer shows the boundaries of proclaimed towns, also called townships, as surveyed by the Surveyor General and registered with the deeds office.

Built Up Coverage. This data set is a spatial representation of official build-up areas in South Africa as derived from the Proclaimed Towns. The Proclaimed Towns area merged in order to give National coverage of all areas covered by Proclaimed Towns and therefore even.

Demographics. Demographic data including population, household, purchasing power, consumer spending, and gender are available. This demographic data includes postal code and municipal and small areas administrative boundary levels.

Commercial high resolution satellite imagery from multiple sources available for license.