In Kyrgyzstan landslides represent one of the major natural hazards due to their frequent occurrences. They are especially concentrated in the Southern Tien Shan mountains along the eastern rim of the Fergana Basin within the foothills of its surrounding mountain ranges. Since this region is densely inhabited, landslides lead to damage of settlements and infrastructure and loss of human lives on a regular basis. This paper presents the results of a landslide susceptibility mapping project undertaken at Portsmouth University using a combination of high resolution imagery and OEM data for landslide mapping, field mapping and verification, GIS integration of the landslide inventory database for the area and spatial analysis to derive landslide susceptibility zones. Results of GIS analysis are presented along with examples of types of landslide hazards present in the Tien Shan region.


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