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Title: Application of GIS and remote sensing in flood management: A case study of West Bengal, India
Authors: SANYAL JOY
Keywords: Geographical Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, Flood, Hazard Mapping, Digital Elevation Model (DEM), Flood Shelter
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2005
Source: SANYAL JOY (2005-03-15). Application of GIS and remote sensing in flood management: A case study of West Bengal, India. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This research is focussed on formulating effective decision making tools for the floodplain managers and local administrators in the Indian State of West Bengal. Geo-Information Technology has been extensively used to come up with spatial solution of this natural hazard. The thesis is subdivided into four main parts. A comprehensive literature review on the application of GIS and remote sensing on flood management is followed by en effort to create meaningful flood hazard map for the flood prone areas of West Bengal. The next part deals with application of satellite imageries to detect vulnerable settlements. Finally, a GIS based spatial model has been built to optimise site selection for flood shelters. The study has address the issue from the perspective of different scale to optimise the use of all available spatial data for the study area. Resource constraints of a developing country have been taken into consideration and special attention has been given to formulate low cost planning measures.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14642
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