Environmental hazard mapping using GIS and AHP: a case study of Dong Trieu District in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

N. K. Anh, V. Phonekeo, V. C. My, N. D. Duong, P. T. Dat

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In recent years, Vietnamese economy has been growing up rapidly and caused serious environmental quality plunging, especially in industrial and mining areas. It brings an enormous threat to a socially sustainable development and the health of human beings. Environmental quality assessment and protection are complex and dynamic processes, since it involves spatial information from multi-sector, multi-region and multi-field sources and needs complicated data processing. Therefore, an effective environmental protection information system is needed, in which considerable factors hidden in the complex relationships will become clear and visible. In this paper, the authors present the methodology which was used to generate environmental hazard maps which are applied to the integration of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Geographical Information system (GIS). We demonstrate the results that were obtained from the study area in Dong Trieu district. This research study has contributed an overall perspective of environmental quality and identified the devastated areas where the administration urgently needs to establish an appropriate policy to improve and protect the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Symposium of the Digital Earth (ISDE8)
- Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

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