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Volume II-2/W2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-2/W2, 93–98, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-2-W2-93-2015
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ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., II-2/W2, 93–98, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-II-2-W2-93-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  19 Oct 2015

19 Oct 2015

REGIONAL GEOLGICAL MAPPING IN TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTS USING LANDSAT TM AND SRTM REMOTE SENSING DATA

A. Beiranvand Pour and M. Hashim A. Beiranvand Pour and M. Hashim
  • Geoscience and Digital Earth Centre (Geo-DEC) Research Institute for Sustainability and Environment (RISE) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Keywords: Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM); Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM); Regional geology mapping; Tropical environments

Abstract. Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data were used to produce geological maps in tropical environments. Lineament, lithology and landform maps were produced for all states in peninsular Malaysia in this study. Kedah, Perak and Terengganu states have been selected as case studies to demonstrate the results of the data and techniques used. Directional filtering technique was applied to Landsat TM bands 4, 5 and 3 for lineament mapping. The lithology map was produced using Landsat TM bands combination consist of bands 4, 3 and 2. Digital elevation model and landform map were produced using SRTM data in 3 Dimension (3D) and 2 Dimension (2D) perspective views, respectively. The produced geological maps and the remote sensing data and methods applied in this study are mostly appropriate for hazard risk mapping applications and mineral exploration projects in the peninsular Malaysia and tropical environments.