Spatial technology for natural risk management

Shattri Mansor (Associate Professor and Head of the Spatial and Numerical Modeling Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia)
Mohammed Abu Shariah (Post‐Doctoral Researcher in the Spatial and Numerical Modeling Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia)
Lawal Billa (PhD candidate, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia)
Iwan Setiawan (PhD candidate, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia)
Faisal Jabar (PhD candidate, Institute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

This study integrates high spatial resolution remote sensor data with geographic information system (GIS) data and multi‐criteria analysis to develop a methodology to model disaster risk for flood risk management and in peat swamp forest fires in order to assist in providing decision support systems for emergency operations and disaster prevention. Landslides are the result of a wide variety of processes, including geological, geomorphological and meteorological factors. Spatial technology has the ability to assess and estimate regions of landslide hazard by creating thematic maps and overlapping them to produce a final hazard map which classifies regions according to three categories of risk.

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Mansor, S., Abu Shariah, M., Billa, L., Setiawan, I. and Jabar, F. (2004), "Spatial technology for natural risk management", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 5, pp. 364-373. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560410568480

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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