Mapping and analysis of forest and land fire potential using geospatial technology and mathematical modeling

M. D H Suliman, Mastura Mahmud, M. N M Reba, L. W. S

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Abstract

Forest and land fire can cause negative implications for forest ecosystems, biodiversity, air quality and soil structure. However, the implications involved can be minimized through effective disaster management system. Effective disaster management mechanisms can be developed through appropriate early warning system as well as an efficient delivery system. This study tried to focus on two aspects, namely by mapping the potential of forest fire and land as well as the delivery of information to users through WebGIS application. Geospatial technology and mathematical modeling used in this study for identifying, classifying and mapping the potential area for burning. Mathematical models used is the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), while Geospatial technologies involved include remote sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS) and digital field data collection. The entire Selangor state was chosen as our study area based on a number of cases have been reported over the last two decades. AHP modeling to assess the comparison between the three main criteria of fuel, topography and human factors design. Contributions of experts directly involved in forest fire fighting operations and land comprising officials from the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia also evaluated in this model. The study found that about 32.83 square kilometers of the total area of Selangor state are the extreme potential for fire. Extreme potential areas identified are in Bestari Jaya and Kuala Langat High Ulu. Continuity of information and terrestrial forest fire potential was displayed in WebGIS applications on the internet. Display information through WebGIS applications is a better approach to help the decision-making process at a high level of confidence and approximate real conditions. Agencies involved in disaster management such as Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Dan Bantuan Bencana (JPBB) of District, State and the National under the National Security Division and the Fire and Rescue Department Malaysia can use the end result of this study in preparation for the land and forest fires in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Volume18
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth, ISDE 2014 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

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Other8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth, ISDE 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period26/8/1329/8/13

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forest fire
disaster management
analytical hierarchy process
modeling
national security
early warning system
fighting
soil structure
forest ecosystem
air quality
decision making
topography
biodiversity
remote sensing
land
analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Suliman, M. D. H., Mahmud, M., Reba, M. N. M., & S, L. W. (2014). Mapping and analysis of forest and land fire potential using geospatial technology and mathematical modeling. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (1 ed., Vol. 18). [012034] Institute of Physics Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012034

Mapping and analysis of forest and land fire potential using geospatial technology and mathematical modeling. / Suliman, M. D H; Mahmud, Mastura; Reba, M. N M; S, L. W.

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 18 1. ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014. 012034.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Suliman, MDH, Mahmud, M, Reba, MNM & S, LW 2014, Mapping and analysis of forest and land fire potential using geospatial technology and mathematical modeling. in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 edn, vol. 18, 012034, Institute of Physics Publishing, 8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth, ISDE 2014, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 26/8/13. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012034
Suliman MDH, Mahmud M, Reba MNM, S LW. Mapping and analysis of forest and land fire potential using geospatial technology and mathematical modeling. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 1 ed. Vol. 18. Institute of Physics Publishing. 2014. 012034 https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012034
Suliman, M. D H ; Mahmud, Mastura ; Reba, M. N M ; S, L. W. / Mapping and analysis of forest and land fire potential using geospatial technology and mathematical modeling. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 18 1. ed. Institute of Physics Publishing, 2014.
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