A risk analysis of water courses and landslide using contour maps -Focusing on Mt. Seonggo in Cheonan City-

등고선지도를 이용한 수로 및 산사태 위험 분석 -천안의 성거산을 중심으로-

  • 김세근 (공주대학교 공간정보학과) ;
  • 김동근 (공주대학교 공간정보학과) ;
  • 맹승렬 (공주대학교 공간정보학과)
  • Received : 2012.07.01
  • Accepted : 2012.07.23
  • Published : 2012.07.31


Due to the topographical and climatic features of Korea, there is a strong possibility of a landslide. Recently, many landslides, caused by the improper land development, frequently occured at the mountain area every summer. Cheonan has been recognized to be relatively safe against landslide, but with the increased risk factors, systematic analysis of the landslide is required. In this paper, the topographical features of Mt. Seonggo in Cheonan City were extracted using contour maps, and water courses and basin areas in heavy rain were computed using the results. Conclusively, Mt. Seonggo areas were relatively safe in the view points of the length of water courses and rain-inflow, but in case of some narrow areas, sustainedly observation was required. Meanwhile, a contour map is proper to analyze the risk of landslide in the 1'st level in that it is more cost effective than other types of digital map.


landslide;topographical analysis;contour map;flow direction;basin area