1. Topographic Maps
    • 1:50 000 map scale
      Covers only Caprivi, Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Kavango and Oshikoto, plus towns and villages (site centered) in Karas Region
    • 1:100 000 map scale
      Cover only Karas Region
    • 1:250 000 map scale
      Cover the whole country
    • 1:1 000 000 map scale
      Namibia wall map covering the whole country

    Wall map (A0)
    The scale 1:1 000 000 is an oversize (A0) wall map; depicting among others, International boundaries, Towns, major Transportation networks, constituency and regional boundaries, Nature and Game Park boundaries, Farm boundaries, Village names, and other important infrastructures. There are two versions of the same scale where one contains registration division boundary and the other one magisterial district boundary. The old edition of Namibia wall map was produced in 1994, while the new edition is to be available before the end of 2007. The map can be obtained from the map sale counter of DSM office in Windhoek.
    Available data format for map scale of 1:1 000 000:
    • Raster and
    • Vector format

    Regional Topographic Maps
    The division has currently started a project of producing Namibia Regional Topographic maps at different scales using the data base of 1:250 000 scale of the completed topographic maps as the base source. Regional maps on production are expected to be completed at the end of 2007. The maps are produced in three different scales:
    • 1:200 000 for Oshana Region
    • 1:250 000 for Ohangwena Region, and
    • 1:500 000 for Caprivi, Kavango, Omusati, Kunene and Oshikoto Regions

    Available data format for topographic maps:
      Map produced before 1996 Old map.
    • Hard copy (paper) and
    • Raster (TIF) image) format
    A request can be made to scan a particular Mapsheet if not already available in raster (TIF) format.
      Maps produced between 1996 and 2007 New map.
    • Hard copy (paper)
    • Vector (line with geometry) and
    • Raster (TIF) image) format

  2. Geographic Information System (GIS)

    What is GIS ?
    GIS is a collection of hardware, software, geographic data and people that are trained to use this system to enable data capture, storage, updating, manipulation, analysis and display of all forms of geographically referenced information.
    It is a system that integrates spatial and attributes data to provide information necessary for decision-making. Beginning with computerized topographic maps as its base, GIS overlays and integrates graphic and textual information from separate databases.

    What GIS can be used for?
    GSI data can be used for:
    1. Planning: In location a density populated area for the purpose of constructing health center etc
    2. Monitoring: The increase of deforestation
    3. Evaluation: How far people travel to get water, or Project evaluation and analysis
    4. Decision making: Demarcation of farm boundaries to asses land availability
    5. Feasibility studies, etc. : Assessment of environment impact of new development, e.g. construction of hydro power plant etc.

All products highlighted herein and many other extra information related to mapping and GIS of Namibia can be obtained from:

The Directorate of Survey and Mapping
45 Robert Mugabe Ave.
Private Bag 13182
Windhoek - Namibia

General Enquiries can be forwarded to:
Mr. UZO Okafor - Deputy Surveyor-General
Tel: +264 (61) 2965004
Fax: +264 (61) 249802
e-mail: uzookaf@mweb.com.na

For digital data map sales you can contact:
Mr. Amukwaya I.Andreas (Digital data)
Tel: +264 (0)61 2965005
Fax: +264 (0)61 249802
e-mail: gwaniilonga@gmail.com
  Mr. Litumi B. Tumelo. (Hard copy)
Tel: +264 (0)61 2965040
Fax: +264 (0)61 249802