South Africa

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South Africa, Africa
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latitude: -28.5, longitude: 25.5
Browse map of South Africa 28°30′00.00″ S, 25°30′00.00″ E
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South Africa is a Country in Africa at latitude 28°30′00.00″ South, longitude 25°30′00.00″ East.

Flag of South Africa South Africa Mapping Project,
the home of South Africa on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in South Africa!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of South Africa.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in South Africa.

Getting involved

Goals

Completed Goals

  • Getting all the national highways mapped.
  • Getting all primary regional routes mapped.

Progress tracking

Mapping Parties

Join an event listed below. If there aren't any, find out how to run your own.

Upcoming

Past Mapping Parties

Press

See also: OpenStreetMap South Africa Press Pack - PDF, 14 July 2009

Interacting with others

People interested in South Africa

Import Coordination

Provinces

South Africa has 9 provinces:

Useful Resources

Don't copy from other maps! Please respect the copyright of these sites.

Related Resources

South African Government Resources

Other Mapping Resources

Quality control

Achievements

Kaart Groundwork & Mapping

Kaart conducts ground surveys for improvements to OSM data. A list of editors can be found on the Kaart wiki page.

  • Mapillary imagery from the South Africa drives can be viewed here.

Gauteng Province (June & July 2018)

Car GPS tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Missing names layer courtesy of qa.poole.ch.
Ground Focus
  • Visual Collection of Street Names
  • Verification of Oneway Streets in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Randburg, Vereeniging, Sandton, & Centurion
Post Processing
  • Street Name Consistency
  • Turn Restrictions
  • Lanes and turning Lanes
  • Surface Types
  • Ref Network
Suggested Community Edits
  • Determining road names within gated communities and townships
  • Refining destination tagging
  • Geometry improvements

Ground survey of Gauteng Province was conducted by vespax, the_node_less_traveled, JAAS, LSkalayo, CoolGuyJake, Te-Ika, El Pescador, and pizzagal.


Free State Province (July 2018)

Car GPS tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in the Free State Province of South Africa. Missing names layer courtesy of qa.poole.ch.
Ground Focus
  • Visual Collection of Street Names
  • Verification of Oneway Streets in Kroonstad, Welkom, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Klerksdorp, & Potchefstroom
Post Processing
  • Street Name Consistency
  • Turn Restrictions
  • Lanes and turning Lanes
  • Surface Types
  • Ref Network
Suggested Community Edits
  • Determining road names within gated communities and townships
  • Refining destination tagging
  • Geometry improvements

Ground survey of Free State Province was conducted by CoolGuyJake & El Pescador.


Limpopo Province (July 2018)

Car GPS tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Missing names layer courtesy of qa.poole.ch.
Ground Focus
  • Visual Collection of Street Names
  • Verification of Oneway Streets in Bela-Bela, Modimolle, Mookgophong, Mokopane, Polokwane, & Tzaneen
Post Processing
  • Street Name Consistency
  • Turn Restrictions
  • Lanes and turning Lanes
  • Surface Types
  • Ref Network
Suggested Community Edits
  • Determining road names within gated communities and townships
  • Refining destination tagging
  • Geometry improvements

Ground survey of Limpopo Province was conducted by the_node_less_traveled & JAAS.


Eastern Cape Province (August 2018)

Car GPS tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Missing names layer courtesy of qa.poole.ch.
Ground Focus
  • Visual Collection of Street Names
  • Verification of Oneway Streets in Swellendam, Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, & Port Elizabeth
Post Processing
  • Street Name Consistency
  • Turn Restrictions
  • Lanes and turning Lanes
  • Surface Types
  • Ref Network
Suggested Community Edits
  • Determining road names within gated communities and townships
  • Refining destination tagging
  • Geometry improvements

Ground survey of Port Province was conducted by vespax.


Western Cape Province (July 2019)

Car GPS tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Missing names layer courtesy of qa.poole.ch.
Ground Focus
  • Visual Collection of Street Names
  • Verification of Oneway Streets in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Somerset West, Hermanus, Betty's Bay, and Simon's Town.
Post Processing
  • Street Name Consistency
  • Turn Restrictions
  • Lanes and turning Lanes
  • Surface Types
  • Ref Network
Suggested Community Edits
  • Determining road names within gated communities and townships
  • Refining destination tagging
  • Geometry improvements

Ground survey of Western Cape Province was conducted by vespax, Corban8, CoolGuyJake & Whimsical Otter.


KwaZulu-Natal Province (July 2019)

Car GPS tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. Missing names layer courtesy of qa.poole.ch.
Ground Focus
  • Visual Collection of Street Names
  • Verification of Oneway Streets in Central Durban, Durban North, Westville, Pine Town, Bluff, Hillcrest, & Pietermaritzburg
Post Processing
  • Street Name Consistency
  • Turn Restrictions
  • Lanes and turning Lanes
  • Surface Types
  • Ref Network
Suggested Community Edits
  • Determining road names within gated communities and townships
  • Refining destination tagging
  • Geometry improvements

Ground survey of KwaZulu-Natal Province was conducted by CoolGuyJake & Whimsical Otter.