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|Title:||The application of digital elevation model for the interpretation of Klang Valley geological structure|
|Author(s):||Mohamad Abd Manap, (Minerals and Geoscience Department, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Mohammad Firuz Ramli, (Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti of Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia), Ghufran Redzwan, (ISB – Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)|
|Citation:||Mohamad Abd Manap, Mohammad Firuz Ramli, Ghufran Redzwan, (2009) "The application of digital elevation model for the interpretation of Klang Valley geological structure", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 18 Iss: 5, pp.504 - 510|
|Keywords:||Geological analysis, Geomorphology, Malaysia, Topography|
|Article type:||Technical paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09653560911003697 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors thank the staff of JMG who directly or indirectly contributed in the preparation of this paper especially En Mustafar Hamzah, Puan Brendawati Ismail and En Sazali Khairudin.|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to utilise the interactive view capability of the geographical information system (GIS) for the geological interpretation in Klang Valley, Malaysia.
Design/methodology/approach – Topographical map scale of 1:10 000 was used to generate digital elevation model (DEM). The geological map was draped over the DEM to create a 3D perspective view. The geological interpretation was undertaken using the 3D capability of the GIS software.
Findings – From the study, five lineaments which could possibly be the newly identified faults and one lithological boundary have been delineated.
Research limitations/implications – Although these findings need to be rechecked in the field, they show the capability of the DEM application in structural geology interpretation.
Practical implications – The results obtained from this study demonstrate the capability of utilising a geological map draped over DEM for structural geological interpretation. Thus the technique may increase the interpretation accuracy.
Originality/value – The major outcome of this research is the possible use of DEM in the application of geological study.
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