Ek wou die algemene situasie so duidelik as moontlik maak sonder om te veel tyd daaraan te spandeer. So ek weet hierdie is net 'n droeë uiteensetting van feite, maar dis die mees doeltreffende manier waaraan ek kon dink om dit alles te verduidelik.
Nota m.b.t. die wêreldkaart: elke kol is 'n administratiewe gebied, vandaar die eienaardige verspreiding van digthede (wat nie met bevolking verband hou nie).
Die kaarte is gemaak met die gebruik van datastelle van die "SA Explorer" databasis (soos voorsien deur die Municipal Demarcations Board) en die GIS program "QGIS". Toepaslike kopiereg gaan aan hulle.
29-11-2012: Goeie heng, die kuns is vrot. Nou ja. Nadat ek lank bekommer het oor hierdie bladsy, het ek aan die kaarte verander. Ek gebruik nou 'n negatiewe van NASA se beeld van die Aarde se liggies soos uit die ruimte gesien. Dit werk beter wat bevolkingsdigtheid betref. (Kopiereg ens. aan NASA.)
I wanted to explain the general situation as clearly as possible without spending too much time on it. So I know this is just dry exposition, but it was the most efficient way I could think of to explain it all.
Note w.r.t. the world map: each dot is an administrative area, hence the strange distribution of densities (which is not correlated to population).
The maps were made using datasets from the "SA Explorer" database (as provided by the Municipal Demarcations Board), and the GIS program "QGIS". Appropriate copyright is to them.
29-11-2012: Holy heck, the art is horrible. Okay. So after worrying about this page for a while, I've altered the maps a bit. I'm now using a negative of NASA's image of the lights of Earth as seen from space. It works better in terms of population density. (Copyright etc. to NASA.)
Teacher: I know you know all of this already, by this time these slides are all old friends ...
Slide: The World
[arrow with caption] We are here!
- every dot is an inhabited place, such as a star system, planet, deep space station, etc.
- remember: it doesn't really look like this. this type of map shows how long it takes to fly between places.
- such maps were first made for spacefarers and we still use them today
Teacher: But just ask if there's something you cant quite remember ...
- in world maps one can't show everything, there would be too many little dots
- but in this map you can see every inhabited object in South Africa (even asteroids)
Teacher: You'll have to know that list of provinces, you hear! And their capitals as well!
- this is how the country is divided into city- and regional councils
(luckily you only need to know the 9 provinces!!)
[list of provinces]
Louwrens (thinking): That's ... that's not *exactly* what I was expecting ...