GIS databases

 

Oral history was a critical component in identifying areas where individual families lived, hunted and died. These stories became the basis of a GIS (geographic information system) database which was developed to integrate information about individuals, families, and their links to the landscape in multiple ways.

ǂKhomani San Posters and Maps

[Screenshot of GPS data maps], Map item #9

A screenshot of geo-positioning software showing several points within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The area where Jakob Malgas' grew up is revealed in an open window.

 

GPS Land Use and Occupancy Survey : Karel "Vet Piet" Kleinman and Jakob Jaggers, Map item #15

A map of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park showing various numbered points of interest within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There is no legend but these numbers are believed to correspond with GPS co-ordinates taken at sites of cultural significance gleaned from interviews with members of the San community.

 

GPS Land Use and Occupancy Survey : |Una Rooi, |Abaka Koper, Kheis Brou, Karel "Vet Piet" Kleinman, Jakob and Lena Malgas, Map item #12

A map of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park showing various numbered points of interest within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There is no legend but these numbers are believed to correspond with GPS co-ordinates taken at sites of cultural significance gleaned from interviews with members of the San community.

 

GPS Land Use and Occupancy Survey : Karel "Vet Piet" Kleinman and Jakob Malgas, Map item #8

Map of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park showing various numbered points of interest within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There is no legend but these numbers are believed to correspond with GPS co-ordinates taken at sites of cultural significance gleaned from interviews with members of the San community.

 

GPS Land Use and Occupancy Survey : Jakob Malgas, Map item #14

A map of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park showing various numbered points of interest within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. There is no legend but these numbers are believed to correspond with GPS co-ordinates taken at sites of cultural significance gleaned from interviews with members of the San community.

 

Enchance our collection

The ǂKhomani San were scattered over the Northern Cape over a long period of dispossession. In the documentation process undertaken by SASI and the Brody team, not all the information was recorded. The ǂKhomani community is invited to submit information that is missing or needs improvement. Please submit your enhancements to the collection.

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