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Landslides

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 291–301 | Cite as

Systematic GIS-based landslide inventory as the first step for effective landslide-hazard management

  • A. Colombo
  • L. Lanteri
  • M. Ramasco
  • C. Troisi
Original Article

Abstract

The purpose of the so-called IFFI project (Inventario dei Fenomeni Franosi in Italia—Inventory of Landslides in Italy) and of many other related activities carried out by the Centro Regionale per le Ricerche Territoriali e Geologiche of ARPA Piemonte (Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale—Regional Agency for Environmental Protection), is to map all the existing landslides in Piemonte (including both results of monitoring data and available historical data). ARPA carried out new systematic surveys using airphoto interpretation and created a specific alphanumeric geological information systems (GIS)-based database to store and process all the collected data. In order to obtain proper landslide-hazard zoning, it is necessary to provide a landslide inventory and to define the relationship between landslides and geological setting. A landslide inventory represents a fundamental base of knowledge, is a very basic tool for land planning, and strongly helps the local authorities in their decision making.

Keywords

Landslide inventory GIS Data spreading Hazard management 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors express their sincere thanks to the people who worked on IFFI Project and to those who contributed to the development of the Centro Regionale per le Ricerche Territoriali e Geologiche of ARPA Piemonte for the past 30 years

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Regionale per le Ricerche Territoriali e GeologicheARPA PiemonteTorinoItaly

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