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Prime Thought Software Solutions- THE DATASETS WE PROVIDE WITH OUR SOFTWARE!

Together with our partners, GEOTERRAIMAGE, we offer clients access to the following datasets via Spatial Excel software.


Neighbourhood Lifestyle Index®© (NLI®©)

The GEOTERRAIMAGE Neighbourhood Lifestyle Index®© (NLI®©) data product is an income based segmented classification that classifies neighbourhoods according to their income and various lifestyle characteristics.

It is the only income-based segmentation dataset available at Enumeration Area level in South Africa. Other characteristics such as diversity in terms of income, race, age, and gender are also profiled.

The following highlighted characteristics provides insight into the uniqueness of this dataset:

  • The NLI®© is the only income-based segmentation dataset available at an Enumeration Level (EA) in South Africa.

  • The NLI®© is not only modelled on income but also utilises other variables to provide a unique set of indexes.

  • Segmentations and data modelling are done under the supervision of Dr Ariane Neethling (Professional Statistician).

  • The most recent release is dated 2022

  • The income clusters are provided as index values in a range from 1-10 (where 1 indicates the lowest income and 10 indicates the highest income)

  • The index values are vulnerable to land use change.

Demographics dataset

The GEOTERRAIMAGE Demographic data product is available for the whole of South Africa, any of the nine provinces or at a more granular level down to an EA level. This information is essential to private and public sectors such as planners, researchers, economists, retailers, media and advertising, healthcare, government officials (municipal to national), non-profit or aid organisations etc. to ensure sustainable development and planning. This dataset provides up-to-date insight into the current demographic distribution per EA in terms of

  • Number of households

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Age group

  • As well as the dominant group in each of these categories.

The following highlighted characteristics provides insight into the uniqueness of this dataset:

  • Includes up-to-date Demographic information for South Africa at EA level.

  • Demographic data modelled at building level under supervision of Dr Ariane Neethling (Professional Statistician).

  • The most recent release is dated 2022.

  • The dataset is benchmarked to the latest estimates form STATS SA at district level.

Advanced Population


Advanced Population (including Working Population) Dataset:

The GEOTERRAIMAGE Advanced Population data product is available for the whole of South Africa, any of the nine provinces or at a more granular level, down to an EA (Enumeration Area) level.

The GEOTERRAIMAGE Advanced Population dataset not only includes annually updated information of the population (night time population), but also a modelled estimated population distribution of the population during the day, making it unique and the only dataset of its kind. An estimate of the number of workers and non-workers, that could be found within any study area during daytime working hours allow users to understand different area characteristics in more detail.

This dataset is unparalleled in South Africa as it is based on proprietary GEOTERRAIMAGE information on both individual formal & informal residential data, as well as 3-Dimensional non-residential building datasets.

The following highlighted characteristics provides insight into the uniqueness of this dataset:

  • Includes up-to-date modelled working population for South Africa at EA level.

  • Includes day time retained population for South Africa at EA level.

  • Population modelled at building level, under supervision of Dr Ariane Neethling (Professional Statistician).

  • The most recent release dated 2022.

  • The latest STATS SA employment status and employment sector data (Q4 2022) is used as a benchmark for the data at metro and non-metro level.

  • Any identified data anomalies are flagged in the dataset.

Building Based Land Use Data Set (BBLU)

The Building Based Land Use (BBLU) data product provides full national coverage of South Africa and is the only dataset of its kind. Using the most recent satellite images, we aim to strategically and continuously identify, map and classify every single building in South Africa. Our unique 84-class classification describes the land use type of every building at a micro level, providing primary, secondary and tertiary information per building essential to successful urban and regional planning. Data is summarized and supplied at EA level.

The following highlighted characteristics provides insight into the uniqueness of this dataset:

  • The only dataset which includes information on all building structures across South Africa, at a micro level

  • With more than 32 Million building structures mapped across South Africa, this dataset provides a holistic national view of all building structures

  • The full dataset contains 84 classes and allows for a primary, secondary and tertiary land use per building or cadastre parcel, information essential to successful urban and regional planning.

Our new developments dataset provides the cutting-edge factor, as new developments are tracked monthly to form the basis of the update process. Accuracy statements are included.

The most recent release is dated 2022

New developments dataset

The GEOTERRAIMAGE New Developments dataset provides insight, on a national scale, to where current earth works and expansions are taking place, a vital component of successful planning. With access to satellite imagery we are able to report monthly on changes such as new construction sites (significant earth works), the development of new residential areas and also detect change such as larger buildings or construction sites (new commercial or industrial buildings for example), farm land (cultivation) changing to construction sites or even environmental changes. Inner-city construction projects are also identified and classified.

This allows us to identify new developments at regular intervals to identify changes as they happen.

These occurrences are classified according to the GEOTERRAIMAGE Building Based Land Use 84 class classification system. Consistent monthly updates aid in answering not only where, but also what, how much and what the impact will be.

With our New Developments dataset, GEOTERRAIMAGE offers insights to understanding where new housing, commercial or industrial sites are being erected right across South Africa, allowing industries to plan ahead and ensure that future service delivery demands will be met, as areas expand or develop.

The following highlighted characteristics provides insight into the uniqueness of this dataset:

  • The New Developments dataset is the only National dataset available identifying and classifying earth works and expansions.

  • Monthly updates provide consistent information on the ever-changing South African environment.

  • This dataset is highly accurate and reliable due to information captured at micro level (individual building structures).

  • The 84-class classification system provides information on Residential, Commercial and Industrial developing areas across South Africa.

The most recent release is dated 2022


Solar Analytics Dataset


This dataset is the current installations of solar panels as well as predicted capacity


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