Durban Harbour – eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Durban Harbour – eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

A SPOT6 satellite image acquired in 2016 showing in high detail Durban Harbour, the largest and busiest shipping terminal in sub-Saharan Africa.

For more on eThekwini Municipality, visit the link below:
http://www.durban.gov.za/Discover_Durban/Pages/default.aspx 

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

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O.R. Tambo International Airport – Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

A SPOT6 satellite image acquired in 2016 showing in high detail, O.R. Tambo International Airport, a major international airport in the heart of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. The airport is the busiest in Africa able to handle up to 28 million passengers annually. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality have set about to develop an Aerotropolis in the City to leverage the existing industrial base, linked to its human resources and logistics networks; ultimately to support rapid growth and redevelopment of its communities.

For more on this, visit the link below:
http://www.ekurhuleni.gov.za/aerotropolis/ 

Image credits:
Produced by SANSA Earth Observation Directorate 2017. All rights reserved.
SPOT6: Airbus Defence & Space 2013. All rights reserved.

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Access this URL (http://www.sansa.org.za/images/eo/image-of-the-week/2017/image-of-the-week-2017-03-31_Ekurhuleni_Metro_Map_SPOT6_2016.png)Download[Map]10495 kB

March 22 is World Water Day

Today is World Water Day – a day to acknowledge the global water crisis and take action to save water. Communities are called upon to conserve water in order to ensure sustainability.

The World Water Day 2017 is celebrated under the theme "Wastewater: The Untapped Resource". As part of this day's celebrations, we demonstrate the value of earth observation in water resource management.

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The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

A SPOT6 satellite image captured during 2016 showing in high detail (1.5-meter spatial resolution) the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

Learn more about current and future developments like the Cities Corridors of Freedom project in the link below:
http://www.jda.org.za/ 

Image credits:
Produced at SANSA Earth Observation. SPOT6: Copyright © 2013 Airbus DS. All rights reserved.

 

Rapid population growth vs spatial growth

South Africa continues to experience rapid urbanization with 53.7 percent of the population living in urban areas in 1996 rising to 54.4 percent in 2001 and 67.7 percent in 2011.

It is therefore crucial to monitor urban growth spatially for sustainable development and environmental management. For this reason SANSA has developed methodologies to automatically extract human settlement data from satellite imagery.

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