Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University
The slope gradation map which is obtained from airborne laser scanning is very important tool to detect hazardous sites of landslide, debris flow and others. The features of the images (what the images are represented) in the map were confirmed by field survey. The study area, Tamagashi is situated in the Kibi Plateau area, Okayama City, Japan. The map helps to distinguish between artificial microrelief and natural microtopography very well. Small scarps (even 0.5m high), rocky cliffs and large blocks (larger than 2m) are identified in the map. The detail images of the microrelief suggest threatening sites. The merit of the map leads us to find the site in the field easily. We will not miss the threatening sites by using the map.
slope gradation map
airborne laser scanning