Map Malaysia 2009
Geological Terrain Mapping for Landuse Planning
Department of Mineral and Geosciences
In the process of planning the development in a hilly area, town planners and engineers require basic
information such as the geology, topography, landform and zones which are potentially unstable. To
prepare the various derivative maps, a GIS System is used to analyse data from the four attributes. The
thematic maps produced serve as a guide for integrated landuse assessment of proposed development
project by Local Authorities, and in landuse zonation by town planners, and engineers refer to these maps
for preparing layout of buildings plan and in deciding on the most appropriate earthwork plan and method
of construction. The paper uses as an example the finding of the geological terrain mapping which was
carried out in Klang Valley and its use in assessment of proposed development project in the study area.
The geospatial maps have potential to be used as a monitoring tool of any changes of landform or natural
morphology and initial stage of geohazard assessment an area proposed for development in hilly area.