Tracks4Africa started out as a hobby where like minded people started to share their GPS tracks and waypoints with each other in the year 2000. In the absence of any useful maps for GPS navigation in Africa this hobby grew into a community of people sharing their travel experience with one another.
Tracks4Africa, the company, was established in the year 2003 to act as the custodian of this vault of community data. Tracks4Africa also started to build a very unique map of Africa using community contributed GPS data exclusively. This map forms the basis of T4A GPS Maps and all other products we develop.
In the year 2005 Tracks4Africa started to sell T4A GPS Maps to people outside the Tracks4Africa community of travellers who contributes the data. Our company found a unique balance between crowd sourced data, community driven development of our products and a sustainable commercial model.
Today the company is owned and managed by Wouter Brand and Johann Groenewald. We have taken on the task of making Africa visible and accessible to the world.
Tracks4Africa (Pty) Ltd is a company registered in South Africa with its head office in Stellenbosch. For more detail contact us.