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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(3), 79; doi:10.3390/ijgi6030079

An Integrated Approach for Monitoring and Information Management of the Guanling Landslide (China)

Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, Beijing 100830, China
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Datun Road 11, Beijing 100101, China
College of Environment Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Yiheyuan Road 5, Beijing 100871, China
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Academic Editors: Jason K. Levy, Christoph Aubrecht and Wolfgang Kainz
Received: 16 November 2016 / Revised: 20 February 2017 / Accepted: 8 March 2017 / Published: 12 March 2017
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Landslide triggered by earthquake or rainstorm often results in serious property damage and human casualties. It is, therefore, necessary to establish an emergency management system to facilitate the processes of damage assessment and decision-making. This paper has presented an integrated approach for mapping and analyzing spatial features of a landslide from remote sensing images and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs). Several image interpretation tools have been provided for analyzing the spatial distribution and characteristics of the landslide on different dimensions: (1D) terrain variation analysis along the mass movement direction and (3D) morphological analysis. In addition, the results of image interpretation can be further discussed and adjusted on an online cooperating platform, which was built to improve the coordination of all players involved in different phases of emergency management, e.g., hazard experts, emergency managers, and first response organizations. A mobile-based application has also been developed to enhance the data exchange and on-site investigation. Our pilot study of Guanling landslide shows that the presented approach has the potential to facilitate the phases of landslide monitoring and information management, e.g., hazard assessment, emergency preparedness, planning mitigation, and response. View Full-Text
Keywords: landslide monitoring; hazard emergency management; image interpretation; online cooperating platform landslide monitoring; hazard emergency management; image interpretation; online cooperating platform

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Hou, W.; Lu, X.; Wu, P.; Xue, A.; Li, L. An Integrated Approach for Monitoring and Information Management of the Guanling Landslide (China). ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 79.

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