Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Integrating Disparate Spatial Datasets from Local to National Scale for Open-Access Web-Based Visualization and Analysis: A Case Study Compiling U.S. Landslide Inventories

Summary

Spatial data on landslide occurrence across the U.S. varies greatly in quality, accessibility, and extent. This problem of data variability is common across USGS Mission Areas; it presents an obstacle to developing national-scale products and to identifying areas with relatively good/bad data coverage. We compiled available data of known landslides into a national-scale, searchable online map, which greatly increases public access to landslide hazard information. Additionally, we held a workshop with landslide practitioners and sought broader input from the CDI community; based on recommendations we identified a limited subset of essential attributes for inclusion in our product. We also defined a quantitative metric for confidence [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

LandslideDatabase8.JPG
“U.S. Landslide Inventory tool”
thumbnail 227.06 KB

Project Extension

projectStatusIn Progress

U.S. Landslide Inventory tool
U.S. Landslide Inventory tool

Communities

  • Community for Data Integration (CDI)

Tags

Provenance

Data source
Input directly

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...