This GeoDataPack of Makhuduthamaga Municipality is ideal for use within a geographical information system (GIS) to use for infrastructure planning (e.g. pipelines, roads, reservoirs), disaster management (e.g. floods) and environmental impact assessments. Makhuduthamaga is located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and is mainly a rural area. Settlements include Ga-masemola, Ga-mampana, Ga-phahla, Sekwati, Manganeng, Sekhukune, Jane Furse, Glen Cowie and Nebo.
GeoSmart is currently creating similar GeoDataPacks for all municipal areas in South Africa (please enquire for others).
GeoDataPacks are collections of geospatial datasets tailored for improving decision-making and solving geographical problems. GeoSmart's GeoDataPacks were collated from various sources and formatted so that they can be used in various software packages, including Google Earth, QGIS, and ArcGIS. The datasets can also be viewed as digital maps.
A dataset of 1m contours is also available but cannot be visualized at this scale.
Typical datasets included in each Municipal GeoDataPack
|Municipal boundary||Boundary of Municipality, obtained from the Demarcation Board of South Africa, used to extract datasets in GeoDataPack||V1|
|Elevation||Raw digital elevation model of South Africa DEMSA2* values (i.e. height above mean sea level) that was used to generate the range of derivatives below||M, R1, R2|
|Contours||1m vertical interval contours in vector format with height above mean sea level values as attributes||M, R1, R2|
|Hillshade||Artificial illumination, generated from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Hypsometric tinting||Fusion between Elevation and Hillshade||M, R1|
|Slope gradient||Slope gradient in % rise, derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Slope aspect||Direction of slope, derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Curvature||Tangent curvature (concave or convex), derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Plan Curvature||Curvature perpendicular to slope direction, derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Profile Curvature||Curvature in slope direction, derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Distance to nearest drainage||Distance to nearest drainage , derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Topographic wetness index||Modelled soil wetness (based on terrain), derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Solar radiation||Modelled annual solar radiation, derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Height above nearest drainage||Height above nearest drainage, derived from DEMSA2||M, R1, R2|
|Format||Description||File Formats||Coordinate Systems||Resolution/Scale||Software Compatibility|
|M||Symbolized Map||PDF, JPG, PNG||N/A||400dpi||Adobe Acrobat+; Any photo viewer or web browser+|
|V1||Raw data||Shape File, KML||WGS84, UTM35S, LO23||1 : 2 000||Google Earth Pro+, ArcGIS, QGIS+|
|R1||Symbolized Data||TIFF, GeoTIFF IMG||WGS84, UTM35S, LO23||2m||Google Earth Pro+, ArcGIS, QGIS+|
|R2||Raw data||TIFF, GeoTIFF IMG||WGS84, UTM35S, LO23||2m||Google Earth Pro+, ArcGIS, QGIS+|
|Makhuduthamaga Municipality GeoDataPack||