In 2004 South Africa has become the first African country to liberalize the flow of GIS data. MadMappers has acquired rights to make data by CDSM - The Chief Directorate: Surveys and Mapping - available over the web and is negotiating similar rights with other African Governments. More data, particularly Satellite Imagery, is being converted to formats suitable for lower-end GIS software. Finally, Madmappers is processing data to a higher level generating datasets which will be for the first time available for the African continent.
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