South African Protected Areas Database (SAPAD)

The South African Protected Areas Database is a GIS inventory of all protected and conservation areas in South Africa. Download the latest Protected and Conservations Areas (PACA) data, generate reports and statistics from the Protected Areas Register, comment and upload data on protected areas  Read More...

 

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 that may be affected by dynamic coastal processes.  Read More...

Renewable Energy Application Map

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

GIS Data Downloads

Archived Data Download


 South African Protected, Conservation and Marine Protected Areas Data

Name of Data Set Download Version Release Date File Format Size
  • SAPAD: SA Protected Areas Data

SAPAD Quarter 2, 2022

2022-09-30

zip

6,12MB

  • SACAD: SA Conservation Areas Data

SACAD Quarter 2, 2022

2022-09-30

zip

2,60MB

  • SAMPAZ: SA Marine Protected Area Zonations Data

SAMPAZ Quarter 2, 2022

2022-09-30

zip

3,70MB

  • PACA: Data Release Schedule

2022-2023 - Data Release Schedule

2022-2023

pdf

441KB

  • NPAES PA Negotiated Focus Areas 2018

NPAES 2018 Data

2018

zip

16MB

  • National Protected Areas Expansion Strategy for SA 2018

NPAES 2018 Document

2018

pdf

20MB

  • General Discharge Authorisation (GDA)

GDA Data and Metadata, 2022

2022-08-04

zip

214KB


South African Renewable Energy EIA Application Database (REEA)

Name of Data Set Download Version Release Date File Format Size
  • REEA: Renewable Energy EIA Applications Database

REEA Quarter 3, 2022

2022-11-30

zip

232MB

  • REEA: Data Release Schedule

Data Release Schedule 2021-2023

2021-2023

pdf

444KB


South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2020

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

29 June 2021

zip

1.9MB

29 June 2021

Zip

381MB

29 June 2021

Zip

419MB

29 June 2021

Zip

1.4MB


South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2020 Change Assessment Datasets

Please note that the National and Provincial Change Summary Statistics on sheet 11 of all the Excel Change Documents and on Page 9 of all the Change Reports were amended, to be more descriptive of the classes used in the change analysis. Area changes were only made to the Urban areas class. 

Date Updated: 30 May 2022

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

29 June 2021

Zip

397MB

29 June 2021

Zip

380MB

29 June 2021

Zip

346MB


South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2018 Computer Automated Land Cover (CALC)

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

29 June 2021

Zip

1.3MB

29 June 2021

Zip

401MB

29 June 2021

Zip

441MB

29 June 2021

Zip

1.4MB


South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2014 and 2018 Change Assessment Datasets; Computer Automated Land Cover (CALC)

Please note that the National and Provincial Change Summary Statistics on sheet 11 of all the Excel Change Documents and on Page 9 of all the Change Reports were amended, to be more descriptive of the classes used in the change analysis. Area changes were only made to the Urban areas class. 

Date Updated: 30 May 2022

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE

29 June 2021

Zip

289MB

29 June 2021

Zip

411MB

29 June 2021

Zip

394MB


South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2018 Change Assessment Datasets 

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE
  • SANLC 1990 and 2018 Change Assessment DATASET

13 December 2019

Zip

460MB

  • SANLC 2013/14 and 2018 Change Assessment DATASET

13 December 2019

Zip

436MB

  • SANLC 2018 Change Assessment REPORT

13 December 2019

Zip

6.6MB


South African National Land Cover (SANLC) 2018

NAME OF DATA SET RELEASE DATE FILE FORMAT SIZE
  • South African National Landcover 2018 (SANLC) REPORT

4 October 2019

Pdf

894KB

  • SANLC 2018 Accuracy Assessment POINTS

4 October 2019

Zip

205KB

4 October 2019

Zip

1,04GB

4 October 2019

Zip

1,29GB

  • SANLC 2018 GEO Hillshade (Large file size! Can be collected on own media from DEFF)

4 October 2019

Zip

8.5GB

  • SANLC 2018 Presentation by Mark Thompson (GEOTerra Image SA)

1 October 2019

PPT

30KB


Land Cover 1990, 35 Classes

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Metadata Reports Stats Dates, 35 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

4,44MB

  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Original UTM 35 North, 35 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

255MB

  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Reprojected GEO, 35 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

236MB

  • LC 1990, 35 Classes

Reprojected UTM 35 South, 35 Classes, 1990 

7 June 2016

zip

255MB


Land Cover 1990, 72 Classes  

Name of Data set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

Reprojected GEO 84, 72 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

258MB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

Original UTM 35 South, 72 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

278MB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

Reprojected UTM 35 South, 72 Classes, 1990

7 June 2016

zip

278MB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

ERDAS UTM 35 Hillshade 1990

7 June 2016

zip

4,27GB

  • LC 1990, 72 Classes

GTI SA Landcover Report 1990

7 June 2016

pdf

4,60MB


Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes;

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes   

Metadata Reports Stats Dates 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

5,65MB

  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes

Original UTM 35 North 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

227MB

  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes   

Reprojected GEO 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

213MB

  • Land Cover 2013-14, 35 Classes   

Reprojected UTM 35 south 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

229MB


Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size
  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Metadata Reports

7 June 2016

zip

173KB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Original UTM 35 North

7 June 2016

zip

307MB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Reprojected GEO

7 June 2016

zip

285MB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Reprojected UTM 35 South

7 June 2016

zip

306MB

  • Land Cover Thematic Data 2013-14, 72 Classes

Land Cover 3D-Hillshade 2013-14

7 June 2016

zip

4,27GB


Geographic Areas Data

Name of Data Set Description Release Date File Format Size

Final EGI Expansion Corridors

21 July 2020

zip

187KB

REDZs Strategic Transmission Corridors

20 April 2017

zip

712KB

Strategic Gas Pipeline Network

21 July 2020

zip

399KB

Phase 2 REDZs

21 July 2020

zip

75KB

Phase 1 REDZs

21 July 2020

zip

409KB

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs)

11 June 2016

zip

770KB

Gauteng Province Env. Management Framework

13 April 2017

zip

6,27MB

Gauteng Province Env. Management Framework

13 April 2017

zip

342KB