[OSGeo Africa] Looking for route names for Northern Cape roads (or all of RSA)
zoltans at geograph.co.za
Fri Sep 17 06:47:42 PDT 2021
Hope you are well - it's been a while since we chatted.
I meant Road as in Route names/numbers, like D-roads, R-etc and not
Street names as in municipal. (My bad - I should have been more explicit)
OSM too does not have the detail level I want - see secondary and other
roads in the Dibeng area, up to Botswana border, and about 100Km east of
The only ones I have are R31, R372 and R380 and would like route numbers
for the larger secondary roads (and not the tiny 'rural/local roads) in
this area of the NC.
Thanks for your comments.
On 2021-09-17 15:27, Antony Cooper wrote:
> 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).
> 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.
> *From:*Africa <africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> *On Behalf Of *Rob Anderson
> *Sent:* Friday, 17 September 2021 15:05
> *To:* Africa local chapter discussions <africa at lists.osgeo.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [OSGeo Africa] Looking for route names for Northern
> Cape roads (or all of RSA)
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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
> 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
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Zoltan Szecsei GPrGISc 0031
Geograph (Pty) Ltd.
GIS and Photogrammetric Services
Cape Town, South Africa.
Mobile: +27-83-6004028 (Signal, not WhatsApp)
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