[OSGeo Africa] Looking for route names for Northern Cape roads (or all of RSA)

Antony Cooper ACooper at csir.co.za
Fri Sep 17 06:27:40 PDT 2021

Dear Zoltan

The naming of streets is a municipal function, so it is quite likely that there is no official data set of street names.  Further, street names are also not dealt with by the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC).

See: https://www.westerncape.gov.za/other/2011/4/handbook_on_geographical_names.pdf

So, your best option is something like OSM for aggregated street names, though these are likely to be added on an ad hoc basis, for selected municipalities with motivated OSM contributors and reasonable geospatial data sets available on municipal web sites.

Alternatively, you can try one of the commercial suppliers of address data, but expect to pay a few million for the whole country.


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Hi Zoltan,

Have you looked at Open Street Map?

The version I have seems to have the route number added.



On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 9:08 AM Zoltan <zoltans at geograph.co.za<mailto:zoltans at geograph.co.za>> wrote:
Hi All,
I have checked the NGI portal topo dataset, and while it does have some
Route names (R38 etc), it does not have the small road names.

Can anyone please guide me as to where I can download these from?

Thanks and regards,


Zoltan Szecsei GPrGISc 0031
Geograph (Pty) Ltd.
GIS and Photogrammetric Services

Cape Town, South Africa.

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