Use of GIS for the management of natural hazards in the Alps
Track: Disaster and Emergency Management
Authors: Raffaele Rocco
Landslides, floods and avalanches are a common hazard in mountainous terrain, especially in relation to the effects of climate change. The GIS is able to integrate different kind of information to create a common spatial and homogeneous representation of natural hazards to permit to local authorities, economic actors, decision-makers as well as ordinary citizens to know the characteristics of the sites, their interconnections, the limitations and opportunities that characterize them.