The ambitious volunteer-based OpenStreetMap has now mapped more than 120,000 km of South African roads. It's ambitious and time-consuming work to produce free maps of the whole of South Africa, but that is exactly what the OpenStreetMap (OSM) team is doing. Relying on a team of volunteers willing to hit the highways, streets and tracks of the country with their GPSes in their spare time, the OpenStreetMap SA team has now mapped more than 120,000 km of the country's roads. The resulting maps are licenced under a Creative Commons licence so that anyone can use the information.

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