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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 3 A note on the use of aerial photographs for land use planning on a settlement site in Ethiopia

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 3 A note on the use of aerial photographs for land use planning on a settlement site in Ethiopia Dick Sandford Introduction · they could take one to any spot on their own land shown to them on the mosaic; Two NGOs, Concern and BandAid have been and, assisting settlers at two resettlement sites in Western Ethiopia since 1985. Their assistance · they could identify on the mosaic their has been directed towards a better appreciation position at any point of a walk round the of environmental factors and greater land. participation by the settlers in planning the use of their land. Although none of them had seen an aerial photograph before, it was as if they had the The two sites were photographed from the air stereoscopic vision facility acquired by at a scale of 1:20,000 and local consultants experienced photo-interpreters in so far as they were employed to carry out a land capability could show us on the mosaic steep and gentle study. Their report was submitted in June slopes. This may be a question of transferring 1988. This report was in the usual form, of actual knowledge of the land onto ...

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