TXT-tool 4.504-1.1: How to Make a Database of Landslides in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Lidia Torres Bernhard
  • Nelson Sevilla
  • Kiyoharu Hirota
  • Hiromitsu Yamagishi
  • Tsukamoto Satoru


This article aims first to highlight the importance of integrating new divulgation systems for the application of analytical tools in evaluating landslides, also it aims to inform the reader interested; the basic process for creating a map of susceptibility to landslides through photo interpretation in conjunction with basic elements such as geological field surveys and use of geographic information systems GIS. This tool is the result of the Project: Assistance for Strengthening and Building of Professional Techniques for the Control and Mitigation of Landslide Capacity in Tegucigalpa-Honduras Metropolitan Area; which it was conducted with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to strengthen Honduras Researchers and to strengthen action framework between academia and decision makers at the local level.


Landslides Aerial photographs Photointerpretation Geographic information system (GIS) Susceptibility maps Database Layers Analytical hierarchy process (AHP) 



Special thanks to the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), to Kokusai Kogyo Corporation from Japan, and each one of the Japanese experts who gave us their experience, knowledge and confidence as its unconditional support to move forward with this project.

Extend our thanks to the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, to all the technical and scientific personnel in different units of the Honduran Institute of Earth Sciences (IHCIT), special thanks to the PhD. Elías Urquia form the Civil Engineering Department and to the Dean of the Engineering Faculty at our National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH).

We also want to thanks to all specialists of institutions who supported this process: to the Central District Municipality (AMDC), Municipal Emergency Committee (CODEM), Ministry of Infrastructure and Utilities (INSEP), Polytechnic University of Engineering (UPI). Special thanks to the National Pedagogical University Francisco Morazán for all the support and demonstrate their interest in getting involved throughout the process.

We want to thank in a special way, to the families of the authors of this document as to all those involved in the development of activities in the framework of this project and the creation of this tool; who has wholeheartedly supported our efforts and those who have sacrificed time that has been designed with dedication to perform assigned tasks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lidia Torres Bernhard
    • 1
  • Nelson Sevilla
    • 1
  • Kiyoharu Hirota
    • 2
  • Hiromitsu Yamagishi
    • 3
  • Tsukamoto Satoru
    • 4
  1. 1.Honduras Earth Science InstituteNational Autonomous University of HondurasTegucigalpaHonduras
  2. 2.International Consortium on LandslidesMatsuyamaJapan
  3. 3.Shin Engineering Consultant Co.Ltd.,SapporoJapan
  4. 4.Kokusai Kogyo Co., Ltd.TokyoJapan

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