Sains Malaysiana 39(1)(2010): 1–11


Application of Remote Sensing in the Identification of the Geological Terrain Features in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

(Aplikasi Penderiaan Jauh di dalam Pengcaman Fitur Terain Geologi

di Cameron Highlands, Malaysia)


 Mohamad Abd Manap

Minerals and Geoscience Department19-22th Floor, Bangunan Tabung HajiJalan Tun Razak, 50658 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Mohammad Firuz Ramli* & Wan Nor Azmin Sulaiman

Faculty of Environmental StudiesUniversiti of Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia


Noraini Surip

Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency (Sensing Malaysia)

No 13 Jalan Tun Ismail 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


Received: 1 April 2009 / Accepted: 13 July 2009


The geological terrain mapping conducted by the Department of Mineral and Geosciences, Malaysia (JMG) is time-consuming especially for inaccessible or remote area. In order to improve the current practice, remotely sensed data such as aerial photographs and Landsat imagery were used to identify geological terrain features in Cameron Highlands, Pahang. It was found that features such as hillcrest, sideslope, footslope, straight slope, convex slope and concave slope were easily delineated using aerial photographs draped over a digital elevation model (DEM) compared to using Landsat imagery.


Keywords: Aerial photograph; landsat; remote sensing; terrain mapping




Pemetaan terain geologi yang dijalankan oleh Jabatan Mineral dan Geosains Malaysia (JMG) mengambil masa yang lama terutamanya di kawasan yang susah dimasuki. Bagi menambahbaik amalan semasa, data penderiaan jauh seperti fotoudara dan imej Landsat digunakan untuk mengenal pasti fitur terain di Cameron Highland, Pahang. Hasil kajian mendapati fitur terain seperti permatang, cerun sisi, cerun kaki, cerun lurus, cerun cembung dan cerun cekung dapat dipetakan menggunakan fotoudara ditindan di atas model ketinggian digital dengan lebih mudah berbanding dengan penggunaan imej Landsat

Kata kunci: Fotoudara; landsat; pemetaan terain; penderiaan jauh





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