2015 International Conference on Building Resilience and Developing Sustainability

One purpose of disaster mapping is to delineate hazard-prone areas in a locality. These danger zones are borne by natural calamities such as landslides, flooding or tidal waves and storm surges along coastal areas.

As one of the key objectives in the determination of danger zones, disaster mapping would then be the basis for the authorities to call for a relocation of residents living within and along these disaster prone areas in order to avoid further loss of lives and properties arising from natural calamities.

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