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Mapping Risk of Landslide at A Luoi District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam by GIS-Based Multi-Criteria Evaluation

The study was conducted to determine the weight of factors influencing landslides through the algorithm Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). These factors were used as inputs for establishing a landslide susceptibility map based on the geographic information technologies (GIS) at A Luoi District, Thua Thien Hue province. Results of the study showed that landslide risk could be divided into five levels: very low risk of landslide covered 17,638.22 ha (14%), low risk areas accounted for 41,036.20 ha (34%), medium risk of landslide covered an area of 22,380.84 ha (18%), high risk area was 27,176.99 ha (22.19%), and very high risk area was about 14,231 ha (12%). The results of this study could be used to support the implementation of land use planning, which could help reduce adverse impact of landslides on people and property. 

Vol. 15 No. 1, June 2018

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