[OSGeo Africa] West coast road data request

Frank Sokolic sokolic at worldonline.co.za
Mon Oct 13 13:57:33 PDT 2014

Hi Tyrel,

Have you had a look at OpenStreetMap? This will have most of the roads 
but not attributes such as age and usage. However, you might be able to 
infer usage from the road type. You can download the data from:


On 13/10/2014 22:42, Tyrel Flugel wrote:
> Good day everyone,
> I have a bit of a long shot request.
> I am helping out with some research looking at natural background
> radiation levels. My colleague was testing the sensor on some roads and
> it gave some interesting results.
> What I am looking for is a vector shapefile for roads that has such
> attributes as: road age / type / usuage etc. Basically any information
> regarding variables that indicate and/or influence the makeup of the
> road. Roads of interest are those of the West Coast (between Cape Town
> to Veldrif and extending inland to Paarl).
> We are looking to turn this into an academic publicationa and/or a SU
> Honours project (if the pilot works).
> Does any one think such a shapefile even exists ?
> Best answer I have had so far is to go through Gov Gazette and make my
> own...
> Many thanks,
> Tyrel Flügel
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