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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

1997

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Risk Assessment Of Sloping Land Using Gis-Based Mapping, Phil N. Flentje, Robin N. Chowdhury Jan 1997

Risk Assessment Of Sloping Land Using Gis-Based Mapping, Phil N. Flentje, Robin N. Chowdhury

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

In this paper, attention is drawn to GIS-based techniques for mapping and risk assessment for slopes and landslides. The authors focus on an approach developed recently for mapping of geology and slope stability in the Northern Illawarra (or the Northern Suburbs of Greater Wollongong Area) in New South Wales, Australia. The use of databases of geology and land instability and use of other GIS-based information relevant to sloping land for the development of a valid hazard and risk assessment procedure is explored. The developed approach will be applicable to other sloping areas and, in particular, urban areas both nationally and ...