Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2769–2782, 2016

Special issue: Resilience and v​ulnerability assessm​ents in natural haza​rds...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2769–2782, 2016

Research article 19 Dec 2016

Research article | 19 Dec 2016

Assessing population exposure for landslide risk analysis using dasymetric cartography

Ricardo A. C. Garcia et al.

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Assessing the numbers and locations of exposed people is crucial in landslide risk management and emergency planning. This study applies dasymetric cartography to assessing the potentially exposed population per building and comparing it with results from the basic census units. A dasymetric approach increases the spatial resolution of the population and enables the use of detailed landslide susceptibility maps, which is highly valuable for assessing the exposed population.
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