Fuzzy Shannon Entropy: A Hybrid GIS-Based Landslide Susceptibility Mapping Method

Majid Shadman Roodposhti, Jagannath Aryal, Himan Shahabi, Taher Safarrad
2016 Entropy  
Assessing Landslide Susceptibility Mapping (LSM) contributes to reducing the risk of living with landslides. Handling the vagueness associated with LSM is a challenging task. Here we show the application of hybrid GIS-based LSM. The hybrid approach embraces fuzzy membership functions (FMFs) in combination with Shannon entropy, a well-known information theory-based method. Nine landslide-related criteria, along with an inventory of landslides containing 108 recent and historic landslide points,
more » ... re used to prepare a susceptibility map. A random split into training (≈70%) and testing (≈30%) samples are used for training and validation of the LSM model. The study area-Izeh-is located in the Khuzestan province of Iran, a highly susceptible landslide zone. The performance of the hybrid method is evaluated using receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves in combination with area under the curve (AUC). The performance of the proposed hybrid method with AUC of 0.934 is superior to multi-criteria evaluation approaches using a subjective scheme in this research in comparison with a previous study using the same dataset through extended fuzzy multi-criteria evaluation with AUC value of 0.894, and was built on the basis of decision makers' evaluation in the same study area.
doi:10.3390/e18100343 fatcat:eouetntbynagrkvsplk6nrxd64