Land Subsidence Survey and Analysis Using the Terrestrial LIDAR in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia

  • Park, Han-San (Ocean Policy Research Division, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology)
  • Received : 2013.03.15
  • Accepted : 2013.06.25
  • Published : 2013.06.30


Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia which has problems of land subsidence with the rates of about 1 to 15 cm/year, up to 20-25 cm/year. The study has examined the land subsidence in Pantai Mutiara, Jakarta Bay which is a reclaimed area by using the Terrestrial LIDAR survey technique. The Terrestrial LIDAR survey results show that the survey site has mean elevation of 0.24 m with the highest elevation of 0.93 m and lowest - 0.35 m. Considering that AHHW (approximate highest high water) is 0.51 m, many areas of the survey site are lying below the AHHW. Pantai Mutiara area is showing various subsidence rates depending on sites although the site is relatively narrow and small (about 1 $km^2$). There is elevation differences of almost 1m within the site. In this study, key information including topography, dike height distribution, and future coastal flooding risk of the survey area was able to be provided by Terrestrial LIDAR survey conducted only once. Especially, as the 3D precision topography effectively conveys important messages relating to vulnerability of the site, policy makers and stakeholders can easily understand the situation of the site.


Grant : Study on Establishment of Integrated Coastal Management Program in Jakarta Bay Area, Indonesia

Supported by : KIOST


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