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Territories and urbanisation in South Africa: Atlas and geo-historical information system (DYSTURB)

Number of pages80
PublisherMarseille : IRD
Collection
  • Cartes et notices CD Rom; 117
Publication date2009
Abstract

This Book-CD-Rom is a commented edition of a geo-referenced database (DYSTURB)for one century of demographic and administrative follow-up of all localities, cities and territories in South Africa from 1911. DYSTURB and the related atlas has a threefold purpose: it is a tool enabling the study of spatial and territorial archaeology, of historical demography, and of urban dynamics. The book present the methodological challenge and a synthesis on the historical urban and territorial engineerings in South africa.It is backed up by a series of maps and commentaries that have been developed for the CD-Rom. The ArcGis datas and Excel data files of the database Dysturb are available on the CD.In all, the 20000 geo-referenced localities of the 2001 census are put in perspective in terms of spatio-temporal parameters, demographic history and urban dynamics, through the post-colonial, apartheid and post-apartheid periods.

Keywords
  • South Africa
  • Urbanisation
  • Apartheid
  • Geo-historical information system
Citation (ISO format)
GIRAUT, Frédéric, VACCHIANI-MARCUZZO, Céline. Territories and urbanisation in South Africa: Atlas and geo-historical information system (DYSTURB). Marseille : IRD, 2009. (Cartes et notices CD Rom)
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  • PID : unige:5410
ISBN978-2-7099-1674-5
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