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Use Of Satellite Imagery In Interpreting Environmental Change: The Case Of Chivi Communal Lands

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dc.creator Gwimbi, Eric. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-24T15:53:58Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-08T10:53:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-24T15:53:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-08T10:53:38Z
dc.date.created 2014-10-24T15:53:58Z
dc.date.issued 1996-07
dc.identifier Gwimbi, E.M (1996) Use Of Satellite Imagery In Interpreting Environmental Change: The Case Of Chivi Communal Lands, ZJER Vol.8, No.2. Harare, Mt. Pleasant: HRRC.
dc.identifier 1013-3445
dc.identifier http://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4917
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/1701
dc.description.abstract This article describes how a Spot Satellite imagery was used to describe and interpret the state of the environment in Chivi Communal Lands (Please note that the satellite imagery used by the author was in full color, but the one which appears in this publication is in black and white due to financial constraints). Various map types and aerial photographs were used as complementary sources of data as well as the alternative for "ground truthing". It was established that the Spot I Satellite imagery clearly picked out various aspects of the environment in Chivi Communal Lands such as silted rivers, over exposed soils, settlements, different terrain types, vegetation, and infrastructure like roads. The imagery can therefore serve as a predictor of the state of the environment at the time it was taken. It can thus serve as a tool for promoting environmental education at school. Through environmental education, we can promote positive and responsible attitudes towards the environment. Environmental education in Zimbabwe is formalized through incorporating environmental concepts and issues in curriculum at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. 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 are encouraged to incorporate this technique of describing the environment into their environmental education courses.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC); University of Zimbabwe.
dc.rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.rights University of Zimbabwe
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Environment
dc.subject Science and Society
dc.title Use Of Satellite Imagery In Interpreting Environmental Change: The Case Of Chivi Communal Lands
dc.type Article


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