February 2017

Modern Developments in Transport: Air Transport

By |2017-02-23T04:46:30+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Easy Jet provides budget flights. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport:Modern Developments in Transport: Air Transport

  • Development in this transport sector includes enlarging and modernizing airports and terminals.
  • There is also a strong drive to attract airlines from developed countries to fly to developing countries to boost tourism […]

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Modern Developments in Transport: Sea transport

By |2017-02-23T04:14:39+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

A container ship. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport:Modern Developments in Transport: Sea transport

  • Sea transport development has involved the modernization of old ports through deepening of harbours, building wharfs and quays and installing new port handling facilities to increase capacity and efficiency.
  • For example in Mozambique, the […]

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Modern Developments in Transport: Rail transport

By |2017-02-23T04:01:41+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

High speed “bullet” train. Image credit inhabitat.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport:Modern Developments in Transport: Rail transport

  • In advanced countries, high speed rail transport has been developed.
  • For example the Japanese have developed their high speed Bullet train which can reach speeds of 350 – 400 km per hour.
  • All […]

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Modern Developments in Transport: Road transport

By |2017-02-23T03:54:42+02:00February 23rd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Google’s Self-driving car. Image credit abclocal.go.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport:Modern Developments in Transport: Road transport

  • With technology advancement, increase in human population and growth in national, regional and international trade, there has been tremendous improvements in all modes of transport for good and people.
  • The main aims of these improvements […]

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Topological maps

By |2017-02-22T11:09:00+02:00February 22nd, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

An example of a topological map of Uganda. Image credit babakfakhamzadeh.com

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Topological Maps

  • A topological map is one where straight lines are drawn to replace winding routes of transport networks.
  • These straight lines may replace roads, rails or waterways but they are always drawn to link […]

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Air Transport in Zimbabwe

By |2017-02-20T05:27:31+02:00February 20th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Air Zimbabwe Boeing 707-330B Hoppe. credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Air Transport in Zimbabwe

  • Modern airports are very costly to build and maintain and require a very large area of flat land on which to build them.
  • Large areas to build arrival and departure terminals, custom offices, warehouses and maintenance […]

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Roads in Zimbabwe

By |2017-02-20T05:22:16+02:00February 20th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Wide tarred road with a cycle track.

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Road transport network in Zimbabwe

  • Roads in Zimbabwe have been divided into groups, namely:<
    1. Wide-tarred roads which are two-way highways with a minimum width of 6 metres, and
    2. Other roads include here are narrow-tarred roads, strip roads and […]

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The railways in Zimbabwe

By |2017-02-20T05:19:48+02:00February 20th, 2017|Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

NRZ train.chronicle.co.zw

ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Transport: Rail transport network in Zimbabwe

  • The railway network of Zimbabwe is less complicated when compared to the road network.
  • There are,however, some striking similarities between these.
  • The main railway line of Zimbabwe runs along the Central Watershed from Bulawayo through Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma and then […]

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