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Articles | Volume XLII-4/W5
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W5, 21–30, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W5-21-2017
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W5, 21–30, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W5-21-2017

  05 Oct 2017

05 Oct 2017

SPATIO TEMPORAL DETECTION AND VIRTUAL MAPPING OF LANDSLIDE USING HIGH-RESOLUTION AIRBORNE LASER ALTIMETRY (LIDAR) IN DENSELY VEGETATED AREAS OF TROPICS

T. Bibi1, K. Azahari Razak2, A. Abdul Rahman1, and A. Latif3 T. Bibi et al.
  • 1Department of Geoinformation, Faculty of Geoinformation and Real Estate, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Johor, Malaysia
  • 2UTM RAZAK School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 54100 Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 3Dept. of Education, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad

Keywords: Landslide, Virtual mapping, Airborne LiDAR, DTM, Kundasang, Inventory, Spatio temporal

Abstract. Landslides are an inescapable natural disaster, resulting in massive social, environmental and economic impacts all over the world. The tropical, mountainous landscape in generally all over Malaysia especially in eastern peninsula (Borneo) is highly susceptible to landslides because of heavy rainfall and tectonic disturbances. The purpose of the Landslide hazard mapping is to identify the hazardous regions for the execution of mitigation plans which can reduce the loss of life and property from future landslide incidences. Currently, the Malaysian research bodies e.g. academic institutions and government agencies are trying to develop a landslide hazard and risk database for susceptible areas to backing the prevention, mitigation, and evacuation plan. However, there is a lack of devotion towards landslide inventory mapping as an elementary input of landslide susceptibility, hazard and risk mapping.

The developing techniques based on remote sensing technologies (satellite, terrestrial and airborne) are promising techniques to accelerate the production of landslide maps, shrinking the time and resources essential for their compilation and orderly updates. The aim of the study is to provide a better perception regarding the use of virtual mapping of landslides with the help of LiDAR technology. The focus of the study is spatio temporal detection and virtual mapping of landslide inventory via visualization and interpretation of very high-resolution data (VHR) in forested terrain of Mesilau river, Kundasang. However, to cope with the challenges of virtual inventory mapping on in forested terrain high resolution LiDAR derivatives are used. This study specifies that the airborne LiDAR technology can be an effective tool for mapping landslide inventories in a complex climatic and geological conditions, and a quick way of mapping regional hazards in the tropics.