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Comparison of classifications commonly used as templates for management, scientific and GIS work in the Kruger National Park

M. Solomon, N. Zambatis, H.C. Biggs, N. Mare
Koedoe | Vol 42, No 2 | a238 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v42i2.238 | © 1999 M. Solomon, N. Zambatis, H.C. Biggs, N. Mare | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 July 1999 | Published: 31 July 1999

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M. Solomon, University of Pretoria, South Africa
N. Zambatis,, South Africa
H.C. Biggs,, South Africa
N. Mare,, South Africa

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Abstract

The two major land classification systems used in the Kruger National Park are discussed with respect to their development, sub-classification, scale, as well as current and potential usages. Their relatedness to one another, as well as to six other broad scale vegetation classifications is investigated and major similarities and differences are pointed out.

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land classification, Kruger National Park, landscape, land type, land system, vegetation type, geology, GIS.

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