Introducing the latest National Mosaic of South Africa

2012 National Mosaic that was launched last year (see link to all presentations at the bottom)

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is launching another superior dataset to the South African earth observation community. The National Mosaic is an annual 2.5 m resolution natural colour composite of SPOT 5 satellite imagery that covers the entire landmass of South Africa. Together with its underlying base imagery, the Mosaic is provided to the National Government Departments, Provincial Government Departments, Parastatals, NGO’s, Science Councils and Tertiary Education Institutions.

Details of the launch are:

Date: 5 September 2014

Time: 08:30 – 16:00

Venue: Auditorium, The Innovation Hub. Pretoria

This year, for the first time, SANSA will also provide 1.5 m resolution data from the recently launched SPOT 6 satellite. Information from the SPOT 5 & 6 is used for a number of applications such as- housing and urban planning, agriculture (especially determining crop yields) water quality and management, environmental, disaster and forestry monitoring , security of our country, as well as research and training.

The event will be graced by the attendance of high level researchers and representatives of various government departments, public and private institutions.

All members of the Media are invited to attend the launch. Journalists to confirm attendance before or by 4 September to the Communications Practitioner Mr Ndleleni Boyilane at or call 012 844 0321


Session 1:

Session 2:

Vaneshree Maharaj