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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Fifty years of land use change in the Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa : characteristics, causes and consequences

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HALPERN A.B.W. ; MEADOWS M.E. ;

Abstract

Five comparable sets of sequential aerial photographs (1960-2010) for the Philadelphia area that may be considered representative of the broader Swartland landscape are analysed. GIS techniques are used to quantify the land use changes and the results show a marked recent shift from gain to grape, as well as a general increase in urbanisation. The underlying structural causes of such trends are discussed and their possible environmental consequences are explored. - (AJC)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : South African geographical journal / ISSN 0373-6245 / CODEN SGEJAH

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (19)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 95, no1 [pp. 38-49]

Bibliographic references : 36 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7407

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