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Statistical Analysis for Landslide in Relation to Landuse, InSirumalai Hill, Dindigul District, Tami Nadu, India, using GI Technologies

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Futures Studies Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, INDIA
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Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (12), Pages 36-39, December,2 (2012)


Landslide is among the major natural hazards that affect large parts of India, especially Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats. The paper presents a statistical approach through spatial data analysis in GIS with particular reference to land use pattern in Sirumalai Hill. This study to analysis the primary data with combined the engineering analysis method and ground validation to find the characteristics its spatial distribution in the study area. The present study uses sensitivity co-efficient to assess the effect of each land use category on landslide susceptibility. The analysis shows that the vulnerable category of land use is construction land and road, consisting of settlements and agriculture land and plantation. Hence from the study remote sensing and GIS techniques play a vital role in planning and evaluating disaster analysis.


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