[OSGeo Africa] Demarcation Ward Shapefiles

Hanlie Pretorius hanlie.pretorius at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 02:38:30 PST 2013

Hi Adi,

I agree that some wards seem to be missing. One can see that visually
and by looking at the list of numbers (WC011 etc.), which has gaps in
the series.

I ran the QGIS geometry checker on the file and it found 134 errors,
mostly duplicate nodes.

>From the types of errors found, I'm guessing there are no polygons in
the shapefile that are not displaying so I think you'll have to
contact the Demarcation Board and ask them what's going on.


> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:59:46 +0200
> From: Adi Eyal <adi at code4sa.org>
> Subject: [OSGeo Africa] Demarcation Ward Shapefiles
> Hi
> Has anyone had experience with the Ward shapefiles for 2006? The link
> is here:
> http://www.demarcation.org.za/Webpage%20upload/Shapefiles/Wards%20shapefiles/Wards%202006.zip
> They seem to be missing some wards from WC. Am I perhaps opening them
> up incorrectly?
> Adi
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