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South African Protected Areas Database (SAPAD)

The SAPAD is a GIS inventory of all protected and conservation areas in South Africa. Access Protected and Conservations Areas (PACA) data, Protected Areas Register and Feedback Application here.

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Coastal Features Viewer

Find information regarding the Coastal Public Property (CPP) and Coastal Protection Zone (CPZ) to support decision making processes focussing on access to the coast, protecting sensitive coastal ecosystems and protecting people, property and economic activities. 

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Renewable Energy Application Map

The renewable energy applications forms part of the DEA Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for efficient and effective rollout of wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy.  

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Welcome to Environmental GIS

Thank you for visiting the Environmental Geographical Information Systems (E-GIS) webpage.

This site provides access to baseline environmental geospatial data, printable maps, interactive mapping tools and map services to the users of geospatial technology, government as well as the public. Information regarding new data releases, GIS events, commenting notices and timeframes could be accessed through this site.

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) works with the Committee on Spatial Information (CSI) and the broader GIS community to define the data architecture, systems, standards, policies and processes for a fully integrated and effective spatial data infrastructure for the country.

We hope you find this site useful to obtain information about our environmental GIS programmes and activities in the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Latest data for download


South African Protected Areas Database (SAPAD) -  Q3, 2017

South African Conservation Areas Database (SACAD) -  Q3, 2017

Renewable Energy – Q3, 2017

REDZs and Associated Transmission Corridors Data Sets

 

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GIS events

   

GIS Day is an annual event. The next event is on 14 -15 November 2017. Follow this link for information about past GIS days.

Esri SA User Conference :  On 17 - 20 October 2017.

GISSA: (Geo-Information Society of SA) events. 

 

REGISTER of Protected Areas: South Africa

 
The Protected Areas Register (PAR) was developed for reporting and mapping purposes of Protected Areas in SA.

All legally declared protected and conservation areas (based on the SAPAD and SACAD data sets) can be searched and viewed through the use of the Protected Areas Register (PAR) Interactive Map Service. Users can also generate reports and statistics from this Map Service.