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Welcome to Spatial Data Services Africa NPC, a premier non-profit organization specializing in planning and spatial analytics. We’re committed to leveraging data and technology to drive informed decision-making and tackle critical societal challenges. Our mission is to empower governments and businesses by enhancing their grasp of data and digital tools, fostering spatial transformation, and advancing development and policy outcomes, particularly for underserved communities.


SDSA focus on five key areas

Through these programme areas, SDSA’s work is geared towards effective and innovative approaches to strengthen the capacity of government and business to improve decision-making and transparency in the planning and service delivery process.


About SDSA

Spatial Data Services Africa is dedicated to promoting and supporting government and business in better understanding and utilising data and digital technologies to promote spatial transformation and strengthen development and policy outcomes to benefit the poor and vulnerable.

Our objectives are:

  • Empower municipal planners for effective leadership in spatial development planning.
  • Champion digital integration in spatial planning with skilled planners and robust data systems.
  • Offer advisory assistance to municipalities for confident dealings with stakeholders.
  • Compile and distribute spatial data for municipal planning.
  • Provide spatial technology and data services to both public and private sectors on a consulting basis.

Spatial Data Services Africa is a non-profit company (NPC) registered under the Companies Act of 2008 (Act 71 of 2008). We are also recognized as a Public Benefit Organization (PBO) under Section 18A(1)(a) of the Tax Act No 58 of 1962, meaning donations to us are tax-deductible within the limits specified in Section 18A of the Act.


Operational Focus

Capacity-building support to the municipal sector

Applied urban

Commercial services to the development environment


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Technology Base – MapAble

MapAble® is the technology base of Spatial Data Services Africa NPC to which SDSA has exclusive use rights in terms of a back-to-back agreement between SDSA and MapAble (Pty) Ltd.


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Burgert Gildenhuys



c/o BC Gildenhuys and Associates (Pty) Ltd 5th Floor, Bloukrans Building, Lynnwood Bridge, Pretoria, 0081 South Africa

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