About Us

GEO Data Design was formed in 2000. Our Head Office is based at the Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.

A group of dedicated individuals got together and formed Data Design (now known as GEO Data Design) in 2000. Building a company based on good business principals and a strong commitment to customer service delivery.

Starting at a time when Geographical Information Systems (GIS) was still a little known concept to many and the use of Satellite imagery reserved for a few select users.

Since then GIS has become a widely used and highly valued tool, Satellite Imagery has become widely used and even the man on the street now has access to satellite imagery via tools like Google Earth. We implemented of a number of Geographical Information Systems for clients and conducted various GIS projects.


Our vision of expanding operations into Africa soon became a reality and through our mining clients we started dealing with a few countries by supplying high resolution satellite imagery for exploration. ERDAS, Inc. wanted to expand their customer base in AFRICA and in 2008 Data Design became the Master distributor for ERDAS in Southern Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda, offering ERDAS Geospatial desktop products. (Including the flagship products like ERDAS IMAGINE, ER Mapper & LPS)

The ERDAS name has long been associated with top quality Geospatial Software and with the acquisition of IONIC, ER Mapper and Acquis, ERDAS bought technology that allows it to manage larger and more complex data, both raster and vector, to solve any business challenge in most any industry sector.

In October 2009, GEO Data Design became the Master Reseller for GeoEye Satellite Imagery for Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia and Uganda. In 2010 the parent Company of ERDAS, Hexagon, acquired Intergraph. With the synergy between the Hexagon group of companies, ERDAS and Intergraph are combining their strengths in raster and vector handling.

In light of the fact that ERDAS is now an Intergraph brand, GEO Data Design also offers the full range of Intergraph products and Server solutions.

Intergraph’s product portfolio connects photogrammetry, remote sensing, and GIS products to provide a streamlined system covering the complete lifecycles of geospatial products. Intergraph provides the highest level of compatibility between products, optimizing your workflow. This full spectrum of geospatial capabilities is available to you from a single provider, simplifying purchasing and maintenance.

To complement our Imagery product offering, we became a reseller for DigitalGlobe Satellite Imagery and Airbus Defence & Space Services. In 2013 DigitalGlobe and GeoEye began trading as a combined company trading under the name DigitalGlobe.

The combined company offers an Archive of over 4 Billion km² and a host of excellent sensors.

GIS Imagery

GIS Imagery

GIS Imagery


GEO Data Design’s commitment to developing the African regions in which we operate remains firm and we strive to offer the best solutions available to our clients.

We work with many African countries on once off and extended projects.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and grow their Geospatial infrastructure together, through long-term working relationships, with continued support and training.