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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #160 on: March 30, 2012, 05:12:03 pm »
It was plotted with Mapsource...  :deal:
Perhaps you have a different version?

Mapsource Version 6.16.3.

Both Tracks4Africa 11.10.04 and SA topo 2011.3 show it next to that dam

All the other spots seem correct

Mapsource version will not make a difference but the map version might.
The points on both images above seem a similar distance from the road taking scale into account. Mine just shows an additional road while yours show a bigger dam.
Did you use T4A for that screenshot? SA topo should show the same road as I have.

Yes it was done with t4a

Sa topo is correct - I just checked again  :thumleft:


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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #161 on: April 08, 2012, 06:20:44 pm »
Bakenkop, next to the road, restricted
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #162 on: April 08, 2012, 06:23:30 pm »
From the verge
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #163 on: April 08, 2012, 06:27:31 pm »
1 down !!!

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #164 on: April 08, 2012, 06:33:27 pm »
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #165 on: April 08, 2012, 06:40:12 pm »
Ek het al gewonder of van die mense 'n 'middle of the world' spaza winkeltjie sou oopmaak as hulle weet waar hulle woon?

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #166 on: April 08, 2012, 06:43:01 pm »
Practicle Centroide S28 59' 37.8" E25 05' 15'2"
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #167 on: April 08, 2012, 06:54:13 pm »
Laban's Centroide. Enigste plek met 'n PAW, kap 'n voorbriek, neem 'n potret, pak gou 'n paar klippe om dit behoorlik te merk, ok moet bieg Ja-ja het gehelp met die klippe pak!!
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #168 on: April 09, 2012, 04:47:28 am »
:laughing4: very cool
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #169 on: May 20, 2013, 09:48:49 am »


The guys who could calculate it electronically lost interest in this thread.

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Here you go...  ;D

PROVNAME   CentroidX                          CentroidY
Eastern Cape   26° 26' 46.898" E    32° 9' 14.499" S
Free State           26° 52' 2.150" E      28° 36' 51.852" S
Gauteng           28° 11' 51.183" E   26° 4' 31.572" S
KwaZulu-Natal   30° 44' 54.812" E   28° 42' 59.707" S
Mpumalanga   30° 17' 56.335" E   25° 52' 25.144" S
Northern Cape   21° 24' 10.114" E   29° 27' 12.258" S
Limpopo           29° 17' 23.148" E   23° 47' 7.207" S
North West   25° 32' 54.452" E   26° 16' 13.495" S
Western Cape   20° 36' 57.737" E   33° 0' 52.372" S
South Africa   25° 5' 38.087" E           28° 59' 43.146" S

That is 10 centroids to plot and visit then! Great stuff! :thumleft:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #170 on: May 20, 2013, 09:51:20 am »
Nice one Laban! Well done! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #171 on: May 20, 2013, 10:26:44 am »
 :thumleft: :thumleft:

Love it.

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #172 on: September 19, 2013, 10:58:10 am »
According to the CIA the geograpic centre is 29 00 S, 24 00 E

 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #173 on: September 19, 2013, 11:12:31 am »
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #174 on: September 19, 2013, 11:19:16 am »
And the CIA is a world renowned source of truth and information.  :laughing4:

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #175 on: September 20, 2013, 04:15:25 am »
According to the CIA the geograpic centre is 29 00 S, 24 00 E

And the CIA is a world renowned source of truth and information.  :laughing4:

It's true if you ignore all the decimal points of the degrees.
I suppose that's accurate enough for the CIA.

Here we are arguing the devil in the detail of the decimal points...  :deal:
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #176 on: September 20, 2013, 08:29:26 am »
Well I am off to find this one... :ricky:
 

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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #177 on: September 20, 2013, 10:36:03 am »
Awesome, didnt even think of this. On my bucket list!
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #178 on: March 24, 2015, 05:47:38 pm »
Finally got the chance to visit the Western Cape practical Centroid on the way the the 2015 Western Cape bash

S33 04.572 E20 35.645
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Re: Where is the geographic centre of South Africa?
« Reply #179 on: June 03, 2017, 04:21:12 am »

...Op pad Riemvasmaak toe.... ;)
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