Data for Mapping and Analysis
This page lists the data categories we have. This structure is the framework within which we package our data. We are continuously adding data to the MapAble® server. We currently have more than 1 300 data sets available from which thousands of mapping layers can be generated. This is the data you can access when you subscribe to MapAble® However, we are not necessarily the owners of this data, and the use of the data is still subject to the terms and conditions of the owners of the data.
All the accessible data in our database is mostly national datasets. Through our subscribers' projects, we also have more localised data. However, as per our policies on privacy, confidentially, and ownership this data is only accessible to the subscribers through their projects.
Base data includes current and historical boundaries, demarcations and cadastre in South Africa. The data originates from various sources including StatsSA, the Municipal Demarcation Board and the National Geo-spatial Information Services & Manage Items.
Download the Base data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of cadastral data
Infrastructure data comes from various sources and include roads, airports, water, sanitation, electricity and other infrastructure related data & Manage Items.
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Sample of Infrastructure service access data
Economic Sectors & Indicators Data
Economic data includes economic indicators such as GVA and employment data as well as data per economic sector.
Download the Economic Sectors and Indicator data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of Proximity to GVA & Employment data
Settlement data comes from various sources. Data includes Eskom Spot Building Counts, dwelling frame data, kernel densities for households and businesses as well as urban typologies, hierarchies and many other data sets.
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Sample of Household, Business & Community facility clusters
Data on facilities currently includes education and health facilities as well as data on police stations and precincts.
Download the Facilities data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of private and public health facilities data
Demographic data comes mainly from the previous censuses in South Africa and includes data from 1996, 2001 and 2011 at the smallest geographical level available.
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Sample of dominant language regions
Institutional data focuses municipal audit outcomes, local government financial data and election results. This category is augmented with spatial plans where and when available.
Download the Institutional data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of municipal election results data
Comprehensive environmental data on climate, geology, soil, vegetation and climate change are available.
Download the Environmental data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of geology data
Comprehensive environmental data on climate, geology, soil, vegetation, conservation and climate change are available.
Download the Conservation data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of conservation and protected areas data
South African crime statistics and public protest data are includes here. We are in the process of adding quality of life data.
Download the Social data catalog (Full catalog included)
Sample of crime statistics data
Land and Housing Data
Land data include some land cover data sets, tribal authority data and data on built up areas. However, there are many other land related data included in the other data groupings.