A comparison of housing settlement typologies using 2.5m land cover
- Date of publication: 15 November 2012
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The various settlement typologies across Gauteng are reflected in this land cover map (2.5m) derived by GeoTerraImage (GTI) from 2010 aerial/satellite imagery. The Sandton area, with a concentration of residential cluster settlements, is contrasted with the adjacent Alexandra showing a high level of informal housing. The Pretoria CBD area is depicted with a regular grid of streets and buildings, whereas densification with backyard shacks is clearly evident to the east of Pretoria in Mamelodi. Finally, the historical layout of Soweto is compared to more recent RDP settlement layouts in the Orange Farm area.