A method for mapping the spatial distribution of RockFall computer program analyses results using ArcGIS software


YILMAZ I. , YILDIRIM M., KESKİN İ.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.67, no.4, pp.547-554, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-008-0174-x
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-554

Abstract

Rockfalls are a natural process of cliff and hillside erosion and can be simulated by computer programs. RocFall is a useful and well-known program which produces envelopes of kinetic energy, velocity, bounce height and fall-out distance for a selected profile. However, with this program it is difficult to record the spatial distribution of the envelopes in their exact coordinates in GIS. In this paper, a method and computer code (FallGIS) written by the authors is proposed for mapping the results obtained from RocFall in ArcGIS. As it is both user-friendly (hence quicker) and does not require any new software, it is hoped it will be a useful tool for engineering geologists, urban planners, etc.