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A study of flood evacuation center using GIS and remote sensing technique

Mustaffa, A. A. and Rosli, M. F. and Abustan, M. S. and Adib, R. and Rosli, M. I. and K., Masiri and B., Saifullizan (2015) A study of flood evacuation center using GIS and remote sensing technique. In: Soft Soil Engineering International Conference 2015 (SEIC2015), 27-29 October 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This research demonstrated the use of Remote Sensing technique and GIS to determine the suitability of an evacuation center. This study was conducted in Batu Pahat areas that always hit by a series of flood. The data of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) was obtained by ASTER database that has been used to delineate extract contour line and elevation. Landsat 8 image was used for classification purposes such as land use map. Remote Sensing incorporate with GIS techniques was used to determined the suitability location of the evacuation center from contour map of flood affected areas in Batu Pahat. GIS will calculate the elevation of the area and information about the country of the area, the road access and percentage of the affected area. The flood affected area map may provide the suitability of the flood evacuation center during the several levels of flood. The suitability of evacuation centers can be determined based on several criteria and the existing data of the evacuation center will be analysed. From the analysis among 16 evacuation center listed, there are only 8 evacuation center suitable for the usage during emergency situation. The suitability analysis was based on the location and the road access of the evacuation center toward the flood affected area. There are 10 new locations with suitable criteria of evacuation center proposed on the study area to facilitate the process of rescue and evacuating flood victims to much safer and suitable locations. The results of this study will help in decision making processes and indirectly will help organization such as fire-fighter and the Department of Social Welfare in their work. Thus, this study can contribute more towards the society.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Remote sensing; evacuation center; GIS; flood affected area
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:20
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:20
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9606
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