[OSGeo Africa] Historic Topographic Map Series of Namibia now online

Tim Sutton tim at kartoza.com
Tue Jan 8 03:53:35 PST 2019


Wow that is really cool! I was able to easily add the Nambia toposheet tiles to QGIS 3.x using this XYZ Connection URL:


@Grant any chance you can make the non map areas transparent instead of black?



> On 08 Jan 2019, at 13:10, Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am very pleased to say I now have the 1970s / 1980s 1:50k
> topographic series of Namibia online:
> https://namibia-topo.openstreetmap.org.za/
> I was able to purchase scans of 1218 of the required 1221 sheets from
> Madmappers.com and run a nearly successful GoFundMe campaign to recoup
> costs, which will allow me follow up with other countries:
> https://www.gofundme.com/namibian-topographic-maps
> If anyone is able to help me get good scans of the following sheets it
> would be very much appreciated.
> * Sheet 1712CC (missing)
> * Sheet 1819BB (missing)
> * Sheet 1820AA (missing)
> * Sheet 1712BD_Okakora_Ed-1-sgswa_1980 (poor quality scan)
> * Sheet 2214CB-DA-Swakopmund_Ed-1-sgswa_1981 (poor quality scan)
> * Sheet 2214CD-DC_Walvisbaai_Ed-1-sgswa_1981  (poor quality scan)
> * Sheet 2314CB-DA_photomap_Ed-1-sgswa_1980  (poor quality scan)
> Any feedback or comment?
> Any recommendations on which country to try next? Any help greatly appreciated.
> Kind regards,
> Grant
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