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GEOTERRAIMAGE is a privately owned company, which has been providing geographical information services and products to a wide range of public and commercial sectors in support of business intelligence and planning decisions since 1999. Typical clients have included Telecoms organisations, Banks, Agricultural institutions, Municipalities, Commercial organisations, NGO’s, Environmental institutions and national and provincial Government Departments.


GEOTERRAIMAGE operates as an independent entity and as well as a partner of choice for collaborative work, using our unique skills and capabilities in various projects and applications, to empower clients to make informed decisions. The company is based in Pretoria, South Africa, but operates throughout Africa and internationally. GEOTERRAIMAGE has perfected the scientific art of extracting information from geo-spatial data and images – unleashing the power of imagery to improve business intelligence!

Technical Competence

GEOTERRAIMAGE (Pty) Ltd specializes in the extraction of information from satellite and airborne imagery. This, when used in combination with a variety of complimentary data sources, provide a fully integrated spatial solution product to decision makers. GEOTERRAIMAGE makes use of a range of international recognised, industry standard image processing and GIS software, which provides a comprehensive range of up-to-date mapping, modelling and classification capabilities.

GEOTERRAIMAGE utilizes the following software:

  • ERDAS Imagine
  • ESRI’s ArcGIS suite
  • Definiens eCognition
GEOTERRAIMAGE comprises a team of skilled directors and technical professionals, who collectively represent over 150 years of professional experience in remote sensing, image processing, image interpretation, geographic information systems and related geo-spatial technologies.

The GEOTERRAIMAGE directors are registered with the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO) as Professional GIS Practitioners and all staff are actively encouraged to register with PLATO on completion of their studies and are assisted with their work integrated learning requirements on an on-going basis.

GEOTERRAIMAGE strives towards achieving the highest levels of professionalism and through the experience gained with each project or product completed, continues to provide innovative and informative services to the industry.

The GEOTERRAIMAGE team has a unique skills portfolio which includes formal qualifications as well as extensive hands-on experience in the fields of earth sciences, nature conservation, forestry, landscape ecology, agriculture, terrain analysis as well as urban and rural planning and computing.
Meet our Directors:

Fanie Ferreira BSc Agriculture | BSc (Hons) Geography | Post-Graduate Diploma (Terrain Evaluation)
Founding member of GEOTERRAIMAGE with over 23 years of experience focused on Agriculture and Terrain Analysis applications and projects.

Pieter Sevenhuysen BA Geography | BSc (Hons) Urban Geography
Founding member of GEOTERRAIMAGE with over 20 years of experience focused on land use and land cover product development within the urban environment. This also includes the development of telecommunications related products such as clutter.

Mark Thompson BSc (Hons) Geography & Environmental Science | MSc (Applied Remote Sensing)
Over 26 years of experience in the field of remote sensing. Focus in GEOTERRAIMAGE is on land cover mapping in the fields of forestry and natural resource management.

GEOTERRAIMAGE is implementing an ISO 9001 quality management system which will further enhance capabilities and ensure clients receive quality products and services in support of their requirements.

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