Date Added: Jul 2010
GIS is a useful technology for visualization and analyses of landslides. In this paper, the authors are describing preliminary results of analyzing shallow landslides triggered by heavy rainfalls and deep-seated landslides existing already in Japan. GIS is one of useful technology for analyses of variable landslides. Recently, in a search engine of "Google Scholar" by Key words "GIS and landslides", more than 20000 articles have been hit in May 10, 2010 at present. Therefore, on February25 2010, "GIS Landslide Research Group" was established at National Research Institute for Earth Sciences and Natural Disasters (NIED), Tsukuba, Japan.