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Improving accuracy of road network in South Africa


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Hi
Is there a way to improve the representation of the road network in South Africa (not sure about other regions eg. in Europe)?
For example, on the below image the N1 highway - the longest highway in SA connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town - ends unceremoniously in a field 30 km outside Johannesburg.  Labelling major roads and/or applying colour for major roads would also be very helpful. 
Highways and highway intersections are very useful in flight planning.



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Andrew


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I agree our scenery data for southern Africa is very basic. At some point this year we will endeavour to locate a source of up-to-date vector scenery data for South Africa. In the meantime if you know of such a product, do let us know.
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Thanks Tim - I don't know much about sources or formats, but do know that most of the freeware/opensource flight-planning tools seem to use OpenStreetMaps:  looks like full planet data is avail here:

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Andrew

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Hi Tim
Any luck on this front? I know the SA users would appreciate it.
Cheers
Andrew
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Andrew - 5/9/2022 8:18:54 PM
Hi TimAny luck on this front? I know the SA users would appreciate it.Cheers Andrew

Thank you Andrew for this post. i fly a lot around Johannesburg, using the N1,N3, N14 highways as a reference becomes very difficult, just to mention a few of these highways. 

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We located some data but were not encouraged by its spacial accuracy. I'll continue to check it out over the next couple of weeks but it may not be suitable.
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Tim Dawson - 5/10/2022 9:04:15 AM
We located some data but were not encouraged by its spacial accuracy. I'll continue to check it out over the next couple of weeks but it may not be suitable.


Thanks Tim - appreciate your efforts...

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I've got some trial data that we're going to include in this Thursday's chart update. Could you take a look at it and give feedback once it's out?
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That's awesome thanks Tim... Will def take a look and feedback to you.
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Tim Dawson - 6/14/2022 10:08:57 AM
I've got some trial data that we're going to include in this Thursday's chart update. Could you take a look at it and give feedback once it's out?

Really looking forward to this update. Thanks Tim

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