Tel: +27-(0)12-420 3737
Office: Room 3-3.8, Geography Building
Current position: Technical Assistant, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the University of Pretoria.
Highest qualification: BSocSci (HONS) Geography – GIS, 2006.
Registered: MA: Geography (Dissertation) – from March 2011.
Terrain analysis: Creating a methodology for raster based GIS analysis of terrain features that influence fog formation. A terrain suitability index was created for several areas in South Africa with regards to fog water collection systems.
New research interest: Estimating grazing resources: Classifying and mapping the spatial and temporal characteristics of grazing resource distribution as one of the drivers of buffalo movements in the northern regions of the Kruger National Park (KNP) based on in-situ data and satellite imagery.
Conference and other presentations:
Pretorius E. 2009. Using GIS in the search for suitable sites for the implementation of fog water collection systems in South Africa. A paper presented at the 24th International Cartographic Conference (ICC 2009) in Santiago, Chile.
Eksteen, S.P. & Pretorius E. 2008. Paper GIS: A first- and third-world solution. A paper presented by Ms Eksteen in August 2008 at the Eighth Annual ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC) in San Diego, USA.
Eksteen, S.P. & Pretorius E. 2007. GIS and Geography Grade 10. An integrated exercise: People and their Organisations (with special interest in the SADC countries). A Paper GIS exercise for secondary schools presented at a special teacher training workshop in East Londen, 10-12 November 2007.
Dyson, L.L. & Pretorius E. 2007. Using GIS in the implementation of fog water collection systems at schools in the Limpopo province: a case study in the Soutpansberg area (UP Meteorology Community Project) Poster presented at the 2007 Conference of the Society of South African Geographers.
G Breetzke, S Eksteen, E Pretorius, PaperGIS: A practical answer to the implementation of GIS education into resource-poor schools in South Africa (Approved for publication: Journal of Geography.)
Title of chapter: GIS in secondary schools in South Africa: Three case studies and some comments
Authors: Sanet Eksteen, Erika Pretorius, Gregory Breetzke (To be published 2011)