Disaster Management and mapping using Remote Sensing and GIS
Pattusamy S, B.M.Purusothaman,
Corresponding Author : Pattusamy S,
Department of Civil Engineering, Adhiyamaan College of EngineeringHosur-635109, India.
Email ID : Pattusamysps@gmail.com
Received : 2014-07-04 Accepted : 2014-08-01 Published : 2014-08-12
Abstract : Landslides and Land erosions are one of the important hazards in the hilly region. They cause more losses to the lives and property of that area. The increase in population and settlement has increased the effects of Natural Disasters. Landslides can't be fully prevented but their effects and damages can be minimized, if it is predicated before their occurrences. By identifying the landslides, remote sensing and GIS, help managing the vulnerable disaster. Remotely sensed data and GIS can be efficiently used to detect the effects and damages of landslides by generating the causal thematic layers. This paper depicts the landslide based on the analysis on a case study which aimed to identifylandslide potential zones in Coonoor Taluk of Nilgiris in Tamilnadu. The various causal factors responsible for landslide occurrence are slope, aspect, lithology, structure, lineaments, land use and land cover, drainage density, geology, geomorphology, soil and anthropogenic activity.
Keywords : GIS, Remote sensing, Landslide hazard zonation.
Citation : Pattusamy S, et al. (2014) Disaster Management and mapping using Remote Sensing and GIS. J. of Computation in Biosciences and Engineering. V1I3. DOI : 10.15297/JCLS.V1I3.06
Copyright : © 2014 Pattusamy S . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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