Land@Slide (2015-2017)

EO-based landslide mapping: from methodological developments to automated web-based information delivery


Detailed, accurate and complete digital landslide maps are still rarely produced, although such maps are essential for supporting emergency services and authorities after landslide-triggering events, as well as for hazard  and  risk  mapping. New  computational  methods  such  as  object-based  image analysis  (OBIA),  and  the  increased  availability  and  quality  of  Earth  Observation  (EO)  data  foster attempts to automate the production of landslide maps.

The main objective of the project Land@Slide is to  develop  innovative  OBIA  mapping  routines  that  are  automated  and  at  the  same  time  flexible  to changing  input  data  and  geographical  settings,  and  hence  generally  applicable.  The  most  stable routines  will  be  implemented  in  a  pre-operational  service  which  allows  for  automated  EO-based landslide mapping, and which will be designed close to the requirements of users who are involved in the project.

In addition to the core products, i.e.  the  landslide  mapping routines  and web service,  a comprehensive  report  will  be  provided,  documenting  the  results  of  the  validation  process  including user  assessment  and  exploitation  strategies,  as  well  as  comprising  experiences  and recommendations on the use of various optical EO data sets and OBIA approaches for automated landslide mapping.

Instrument: FFG, ASAP (Austrian Space Applications Program)

Role: Coordinator

Project volume: 362,425 EUR, ZGIS share: 255,118 EUR

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Researchers involved: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Florian Albrecht, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Project website: http://landslide.sbg.ac.at/