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Title:Use of satellite imagery in interpreting environmental change: the case of Chivi communal lands
Author:Gwimbi, Eric M.
Year:1996
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Volume:8
Issue:2
Period:July
Pages:137-161
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills., maps
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:curriculum
cartography
environment
remote sensing
Environment, Ecology
environmental education
Imaging techniques
environmental degradation
Abstract:Visual analysis and interpretation of a Spot 1 HRV2 134-391 (21-9-87) satellite image together with use of map references shows that satellite remote sensing data picks out the various components of the environment in Chivi communal lands, Zimbabwe, such as silted rivers, overexposed soils, settlements, different terrain types, vegetation, and infrastructure, for example roads. The imagery can serve as a tool for promoting environmental education at school. Because satellite remote sensing is increasingly becoming an important tool for environmental surveillance, change detection, and planning in Zimbabwe, teachers at high school and those responsible for teacher training should be encouraged to incorporate this technique of describing the environment into their environmental education courses. App., bibliogr., sum.
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