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Landsat-based remapping of the south-western Kalahari

J. du P. Bothma, D.R. Swart
Koedoe | Vol 33, No 1 | a454 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v33i1.454 | © 1990 J. du P. Bothma, D.R. Swart | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 1990 | Published: 20 October 1990

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J. du P. Bothma, University of Pretoria, South Africa
D.R. Swart, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Landsat-4 remote sensing is used to construct distortion-free maps of the almost trackless southern Kalahari Desert. These maps show the geography of natural pans, riverbeds and artificial water holes, and are improved versions of previous maps. The maps are essential for ecological and ethological studies and for the overall management of the area.

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Landsat, map, Kalahari Desert.

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