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Remote Sens. 2010, 2(9), 2259-2273; doi:10.3390/rs2092259

Landslide Catastrophes and Disaster Risk Reduction: A GIS Framework for Landslide Prevention and Management

Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, the University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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Received: 12 August 2010 / Revised: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 14 September 2010 / Published: 21 September 2010
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As catastrophic phenomena, landslides often cause large-scale socio-economic destruction including loss of life, economic collapse, and human injury. In addition, landslides can impair the functioning of critical infrastructure and destroy cultural heritage and ecological systems. In order to build a more landslide resistant and resilient society, an original GIS-based decision support system is put forth in order to help emergency managers better prepare for and respond to landslide disasters. The GIS-based landslide monitoring and management system includes a Central Repository System (CRS), Disaster Data Processing Modules (DDPM), a Command and Control System (CCS) and a Portal Management System (PMS). This architecture provides valuable insights into landslide early warning, landslide risk and vulnerability analyses, and critical infrastructure damage assessments. Finally, internet-based communications are used to support landslide disaster modelling, monitoring and management. View Full-Text
Keywords: disaster management; landslide modelling; decision support system; web-GIS disaster management; landslide modelling; decision support system; web-GIS

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Assilzadeh, H.; Levy, J.K.; Wang, X. Landslide Catastrophes and Disaster Risk Reduction: A GIS Framework for Landslide Prevention and Management. Remote Sens. 2010, 2, 2259-2273.

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