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GIS users can download boundary data for protected areas in ESRI shapefile format as well as Google Earth KML format. Data can then be analized using ArcGIS, Google Earth or other GIS software that can read the shapefile format.
National Parks


National Parks:
Name: National Parks
Provider: Department of Environmental Affairs
Coverage: South Africa
Coordinatye System: Hartbeesthoek 1994
Units: Decimal degrees
Latest version: December 2008
Delivery: Shapefile: National_Parks_08_12.zip
KML: National Parks_KML.zip

Ramsar Sites:
Name: Botanical Gardens
Provider: Department of Environmental Affairs
Coverage: South Africa
Coordinatye System: Hartbeesthoek 1994
Units: Decimal degrees
Latest version:
May 2008
Delivery: Shapefile: Ramsar_Sites_08-05.zip
KML: Not available yet

World Heritage Sites:
Name: National Parks
Provider: Department of Environmental Affairs
Coverage: South Africa
Coordinatye System: Hartbeesthoek 1994
Units: Decimal degrees
Latest version: January 2009
Delivery: Shapefile: World_Heritage_Sites_09.01.zip
KML: Not available yet

Botanical Gardens:
Name: Botanical Gardens
Provider: Department of Environmental Affairs
Coverage: South Africa
Coordinatye System: Hartbeesthoek 1994
Units: Decimal degrees
Latest version: December 2008
Delivery: Shapefile: Botanical_gardens_08_12.zip
KML: Not available yet

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