GIS-based landslide hazard assessment: An overview

Wang, H, Xu, W, Wang, G and Liu, G 2005, 'GIS-based landslide hazard assessment: An overview', Progress in Physical Geography, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 548-567.


Document type: Journal Article
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Title GIS-based landslide hazard assessment: An overview
Author(s) Wang, H
Xu, W
Wang, G
Liu, G
Year 2005
Journal name Progress in Physical Geography
Volume number 29
Issue number 4
Start page 548
End page 567
Total pages 20
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Abstract In recent years, landslide hazard assessment has played an important role in developing land utilization regulations aimed at minimizing the loss of lives and damage to property. A variety of approaches has been used in landslide assessment and these can be classified into qualitative factor overlay, statistical models, geotechnical process models, etc. However, there is little work on the satisfactory integration of these models with geographic information systems (GIS) to support slope management and landslide hazard mitigation. This paper deals with several aspects of landslide hazard assessment by presenting a focused review of GIS-based landslide hazard assessment: it starts with a framework for GIS-based assessment of landslide hazard; continues with a critical review of the state of the art in using GIS and digital elevation models (DEM) for mapping and modelling landslide hazards; and concludes with a description of an integrated system for effective landslide hazard assessment and zonation incorporating artificial intelligence and data mining technology in a GIS-based framework of knowledge discovery.
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