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Remote sensing contribution to the detection of landslide

Remote sensing technology embedded in a GIS database are used as a complementary tool for landslide hazard studies. This method offers an independent and complementary research approach. Using Earth observation data it is possible to detect traces of past and even recent mass movements, which might be sources for future landslides.
LANDSAT ETM, SRTM, ERS and ENVISAT ASAR imageries and aerial photographs serve as base in a GIS to create maps as contribution to an "Landslide Hazard Information System" in order to perform user-defined computations of hazard maps. The detailed lineament analysis based on LANDSAT ETM and radar imageries contributes to an improved knowledge of the tectonic setting in the different investigation areas and of potential take-off domains.

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