Southern African Coal System - 2nd Edition: October 2020
The Southern African Coal System Map: October 2020 Edition
Significantly updated and improved - now with 173 coal operations
This zipped .kmz file contains five layers:
- Coal rail and conveyor logistics (all major coal lines, including RBCL and surface conveyors)
- Active thermal power stations, coal rail despatch and discharge facilities: 31 active FEL rail sidings and 17 rail rapid load-out facilities (with another 8 sidings currently inactive); 53 wagon tipplers; 4 export port terminals and 48 other southern African destinations.
- 173 coal operations across South Africa, Eswatini and Botswana (Zimbabwean and Mozambican coal fields excluded), up from 144 in the first edition
- 133 known coal development projects, up from 87 in the first edition
- Closed/on-hold/status unknown coal operations (86)
NOTE: This map does not include mapped mining and project land areas
Ideal for use on PC, tablet or smartphone and in Google Earth flyover videos.
This file is a .kmz file contained with a Zip folder. You will download a Zip file, extract the .kmz file and open the file with Google Earth or in My Maps in Google Maps.
The file is zipped. So the process is as follows;
1) Extract the content of the zipped file to a folder on your hard drive (right click on the zipped folder and select Extract).
The extracted file is a .kmz file which can be opened in either Google Earth or Google Maps
2) If you have Google Earth installed then you can double click on the .kmz file and it should just open in Google Earth.
3) If you would prefer to open it in Google Maps,
3.1) Open Google Maps
3.2) Open the Google Maps menu and go to Your Places
3.3) Under Your Places go to Maps
3.4) Create a new map and then hit import
3.5) Import the .kmz file off your hard drive.
Then choose which ever layers you wish to view off the menu on the left.
Note that the information contained in this map has been researched and gathered from various public sources, including listed company douments, environmental reports, satellite photos, crowd-sourced via social media and from personal discussion with industy indsiders. The South African Department of Mineral Resources & Energy does not make this information public.
This map is thus not guaranteed to be exhaustive or completely accurate. Map users must consult with a professional advisor before making a commercial or investment decisions.
The map will be updated from time to time and newer editions will be made available for sale
This map is can be edited and manipulated in either Google Earth or Google Maps. It can form the base for building a business intelligence capability, to use to illustrate presentations, for sales leads discovery, for coal trading and logistics planning.