The application of digital elevation model for the Klang Valley geological structure.
Abd Manap, Mohamad and Ramli, Mohammad Firuz and Redzwan, Ghufran (2009) The application of digital elevation model for the Klang Valley geological structure. Disaster Prevention and Management, 18 (5). pp. 504-510. ISSN 0965-3562
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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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