Map of the Day: Analysis of Susceptibility for Threat (Removal) in Mass in the Locality of Santa Fe, Bogotá

…from the ESRI Map Book, Volume 24


“This map shows the risk for mass removal and the susceptibility level for trees. It contains city blocks and shadow relief created on the Bogotá digital elevation model (DEM). Mass removal occurs when large quantities of ground slide and shift after earthquakes, tremors, or heavy rains. Mass removal seriously damages urban infrastructures and, in many cases, threatens human life.

“The map indicates trees located in zones of risk for mass removal as well as the relief of the zone. The map is a valuable tool for the entities responsible for preventing and responding to mass removal. It shows the places where they have to intervene.

“Courtesy of Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis.”