Urban and Regional Planning + GIS

An exeptional  combination

Hester Badenhorst

You could say Hester made her own luck – instead of going into the expected world of Townplanning after completing her degree at the University of Pretoria, she landed her first job as a Spatial Analyst and immediately embraced the GIS environment which stimulates both the analytic left and creative right parts of the brain.



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MandalaGIS was established by Willem and Hester Badenhorst in 2005 after 10 years of experience as a researchers and spatial analysts at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Reasearch (CSIR) and V3 Consulting Engineers. Their work experience range from transport/land use analysis to strategic spatial planning with a strong focus on development suitability modelling, bidrent modelling and service accessibility modelling.  Recent work includes land budget and population allocation modelling for future scenarios.

With their background as a town planners, they specialise in the application of geographic information systems in support of town and regional planning and development projects.  MandalaGIS provides services that includes geo-design, advanced spatial analysis, modelling and Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions in support of planning for the urban and regional built environment.  

MandalaGIS members are registered as Professional GeoScience Practitioners  (PGP1411)

Willem Badenhorst

Willem stumbled into a GIS career as a urban and regional planner doing landuse-transport related research at the CSIR.  After 10 years in the research community he started MandalaGIS. Still a planner at heart, he always applies geo-design from an integrated, multi-sectoral perspective. Willem really likes a good map with a good story.


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MandalaGIS members are registered as Professional GeoScience Practitioners  (PGP1411)



General mapping and cartography

Accessibility Modeling

Geo-database management

Cloud Mapping

Spatial Reports

Demographic profiling

Demand Share Modeling

Multi Criteria Analysis

Urban and Regional Planning Support

Map driven survey app

Land Use Surveys


Urban Planning

Land Use Schemes

Public Transport


Rural Development

Environmental Planning

Facility Location Planning

Health Facility Planning




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