Gofamodimo Mashame

Gofamodimo Mashame
Botswana International University of Science and Technology | BIUST · Earth and Environmental Science

MSc GIS & Remote Sensing

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This study's focus is on Palapye, a predominantly dryland agricultural but urbanising region in eastern Botswana. Maps of ten land use-land cover (LULC) categories at three time points (1986, 2000, and 2014) were produced based on the ISO 19144 land cover classification scheme. Land change intensities were examined at the time interval, category an...
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Land degradation (LD) is among the major environmental and anthropogenic problems driven by land use-land cover (LULC) and climate change worldwide. For example, poor LULC practises such as deforestation, livestock overstocking, overgrazing and arable land use intensification on steep slopes disturbs the soil structure leaving the land susceptible...
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Land degradation (LD) is among the major environmental and anthropogenic problems driven by land use-land cover (LULC) and climate change worldwide. For example, poor LULC practises such as deforestation, livestock overstocking, overgrazing and arable land use intensification on steep slopes disturbs the soil structure leaving the land susceptible...
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DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATIC PROCESS FOR EXTRACTING DATA FROM THE EXISTING ROAD NETWORK DATABASES TO SUPPORT MOBILE TRANSPORTATION APPLICATIONS

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There is a dearth of knowledge about changing land systems in urbanizing regions, particularly small and mid-sized cities (SMCs). Yet projected urban growth is expected to occur mostly in SMCs. This research seeks to link patterns with processes to better understand the patterns and factors driving land change and interactions in SMCs. This contributes to understanding the environment impacts of peri-urbanization and generates projections of future LULC as input for modelling soil loss, runoff, soil C stock, etc.
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Vegetation degradation is one type of land degradation that is common in drylands. Using a comprehensive definition of land degradation comprising physical, chemical and biological degradation types and indicators, degradation is assessed and mapped in the dryland agro-pastoral regions of Eastern Botswana. We combine the use of qualitative and quantitative data from methods including satellite image analysis of land feature change, GPS, lab analysis of soil, vegetation and water samples, questionnaire survey of land users, semi-structured interviews, participant observation, and climate data. This approach is needed as land degradation is driven by both biophysical and anthropogenic factors due to the sensitivity of semi-arid contexts to changing conditions.