Open Knowledge

National Map / 2013 25% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

This data category requires a high level national map. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Scale of 1:250,000 (1 cm = 2.5km).
  • Markings of national roads
  • National borders
  • Marking of streams, rivers, lakes, mountains.
  • Updated at least once a year.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Unsure
  •   Is the data machine readable? Unsure (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Unsure
  •   Publicly available? Yes
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Unsure (No URL given)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


It is not 100% clear whether a permanent location of this map exists. My discussions with the Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information suggest that the data exists and is available on request. Their website was recently hacked and so they were unable to give me a permanent url for the map. Further queries can be referred to Sue Kirschner -



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