Penn State: Building a landslide prediction tool with Google and AI

Penn State: Building a landslide prediction tool with Google and AI. “Worldwide, landslides cause thousands of deaths and injuries and cost billions of dollars each year, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The most frequent of these are induced by rainfall, often transforming into fast-moving debris flows like the Montecito, California mudslides in 2018.”

USGS: Landslide Risks Highlighted in New Online Tool

USGS: Landslide Risks Highlighted in New Online Tool . “The U.S. Geological Survey today unveiled a new web-based interactive map that marks an important step toward mapping areas that could be at higher risk for future landslides. In collaboration with state geological surveys and other federal agencies, USGS has compiled much of the existing landslide data into a searchable, web-based interactive map called the U.S. Landslide Inventory Map.”

AGU Blogosphere: A global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands

AGU Blogosphere: A global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands. “In a paper just published in the journal Landslides, Blahůt et al. (2019) describe the compilation of a new global database of giant landslides on volcanic islands. This database is hosted on the website of the Institute of Rock Structure & Mechanics. The authors note that ‘the records can be downloaded as a spreadsheet or as a kml file for interrogation in a number of geospatial software programs including ArcGIS and Google Earth’.”

Government Technology: Arizona Creates Landslide Database to Monitor Instability

Government Technology: Arizona Creates Landslide Database to Monitor Instability. “Geologists at the Arizona Geological Survey have created a statewide landslide database that documents more than 6,000 landslides, debris flows and rock slides. The tool will help better inform roadway projects.”

The Global Fatal Landslide Database: full dataset now online (The Landslide Blog)

The Landslide Blog: The Global Fatal Landslide Database: full dataset now online. “Thanks to the hard work of Dr Melanie Froude, my colleague here at the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, we have now posted the full Global Fatal Landslide Database online. This is the dataset that underpins our paper of last year (Froude and Petley 2018) that explored the human cost of landslides from 2004 to 2016 inclusive. However, this new version adds a further year of data, covering 2004 to 2017 inclusive.”

Washington State DNR: DNR Publishes Inventory of King County Landslides

Washington State DNR: DNR Publishes Inventory of King County Landslides. “The Washington Geological Survey, a division of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, published a new inventory of known landslides in the western two-thirds of King County today. The Geological Survey inventoried 2,838 landslides throughout King County using new lidar data, raising awareness of a relatively common geologic hazard.”

EOS: Landslide Database Reveals Uptick in Human-Caused Fatal Slides

EOS: Landslide Database Reveals Uptick in Human-Caused Fatal Slides. “Researchers now have an idea of how many such landslides are occurring around the globe. They have compiled the most comprehensive database of landslides that took place between 2004 and 2016. This database includes information on the landslides’ causes as well as their death tolls.”

NASA: Help NASA Create the Largest Landslide Database

NASA: Help NASA Create the Largest Landslide Database. “Landslides cause thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage each year. Surprisingly, very few centralized global landslide databases exist, especially those that are publicly available. Now NASA scientists are working to fill the gap—and they want your help collecting information. In March 2018, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum and several colleagues launched a citizen science project that will make it possible to report landslides you have witnessed, heard about in the news, or found on an online database. All you need to do is log into the Landslide Reporter portal and report the time, location, and date of the landslide—as well as your source of information.”

AZGS Document Repository: Building a Statewide Inventory of Landslides in Arizona

AZGS Document Repository: Building a Statewide Inventory of Landslides in Arizona. “Landslides in Arizona are an under-appreciated geologic hazard. Prior to this project, the nature and extent of landslides was limited to an incomplete array of geologic maps and reports. To address this knowledge and data gap, the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) initiated a Landslides Hazards Program. Working with our partner agency, the Arizona Division of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), we compiled the first comprehensive landslide inventory for the State of Arizona.” The freely-available document attached to this page is a PDF, but includes links to the online database.