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

Auteurs :
HALPERN, A.B.W.
MEADOWS, M.E.

Description :
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)


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
South African geographical journal, issn : 0373-6245, 2013, vol. 95, n°. 1, p. 38-49, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 36 ref.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Routledge

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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