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Type Journal Article - Current Advances in Civil Engineering
Title Flood Protection and Development Analysis with Geographic Information System (GIS)
Author(s)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 20-27
URL http://www.vkingpub.com/VkAdmin/Ll/LL.DE.asp?action=Paper_Information&id=870&at=Flood+Protection+and​+Development+Analysis+with+Geographic+Information+System+(GIS)&jn=Current Advances in Civil​Engineering#sthash.j20BRbej.dpbs
Abstract
Flood is a natural hazard resulting from extreme meteorological events which cause an unexpected threat to human lives and properties. Flood is a major hazard event will occurs in a well-defined area and it will impact negatively, in particular on the people and their welfare. Flood protection planning is a very important step which helps not only to rescue the people affected by flood but also to mitigate the effects of these calamitous events and to take necessary preventive measures. Geographic Information System (GIS) is a useful tool to carry out methods of environmental management. With Remote Sensing (RS) techniques, GIS helps in (i) bringing forth hidden patterns in a dataset (ii) performing queries (iii) storing, editing and retrieving (converting) data in maps, (iv) preparing exceedingly ‘expressive’ maps to facilitate survey, spatial modeling, analysis and decision-making. This paper aims to take stock of the GIS capabilities which are particularly relevant to measure flood vulnerability by vulnerability analysis and to locate a suitable location to build a dam on the basis of 50 years projected water level data in Sirajganj area, in Bangladesh, and future development by Suitability analysis. The right spatial planning would help Sirajganj to meet up the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in time.

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Siddik, Md Abu Zafer. "Flood Protection and Development Analysis with Geographic Information System (GIS)." Current Advances in Civil Engineering 2, no. 1 (2014): 20-27.
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