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11 October 2021

An updated landslide inventory map for Attica Region in Greece

A new web GIS platform recording the location and detailed of landslides has been recently constructed for the Attica region in Greece

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14 May 2020

The 2019 fatal landslide dataset

I have made the 2019 fatal landslide dataset available as a Google Sheet for the community to use, and welcome any corrections or additions

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11 February 2019

Hurricane Maria: a first analysis of landsliding in Puerto Rico

Detailed analysis by the USGS and others shows that Hurricane Maria triggered at least 40,000 landslides in Puerto Rico in 2017

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22 November 2018

Pre-failure analysis of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide

NPA Satellite Mapping have completed a pre-failure analysis of the Fagraskogarfjall landslide in Iceland using InSAR data. Up to 2 metres of movement occurred in the year before the main collapse.

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28 August 2018

Mapping global landslides

As part of our work on mapping the distribution of global landslides, Melanie Froude has set up an online GIS tool to visualise the data

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5 May 2017

The Van Zandt landslide: another great example of landslide mapping using LIDAR

The Van Zandt landslide in Washington State: the value of LIDAR for mapping landslides in densely vegetated and difficult landscapes

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5 December 2016

Lidar – the amazing landslide mapping tool

An example from Washington State in the USA illustrates how Lidar is transforming the mapping of landslides in vegetated areas

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20 May 2016

The GFDRR ThinkHazard! tool

Yesterday the GFDRR launched its new ThinkHazard! tool, intended to provide high level mapping and advice on the likelihood of natural hazards in poor countries

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30 August 2015

Sitka landslide in Alaska – the potential power of simple geomorphic mapping

A landslide a couple of weeks ago at Sitka in Alaska killed 3 men. Google Earth imagery of the site suggests that it may have an active geomorpic history

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7 December 2012

Evaluating the causes of the Typhoon Bopha / Pablo disaster

An examination as to why the losses in Typhoon Bopha / Pablo were so high. With investment this level of loss is entirely avoidable

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