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Forest Fire Risk Assessment Using Hotspot Analysis in GIS

Safwanah Ni’matullah Binti Mohd Said, El-Said Mamdouh Mahmoud Zahran, Shahriar Shams

Background: Present intensifying forest fire incidents are becoming a major concern as they pose threats to the environment, economy and human’s safety. This paper aims to identify forest fire hotspots using advanced hotspot analysis in the Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and suggest appropriate preventive measures. Objective: Brunei Darussalam is one of the Southeast Asian countries th...

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Spatial analysis of road traffic accident hotspots: Evaluation and validation of recent approaches using road safety audit

El-Said Mamdouh Mahmoud Zahran, Soon Jiann Tan, Tan Eng Hie, Nurul Amirah 'Atiqah Binti Mohamad 'Asri Putra, Yok Hoe Yap, Ena Kartina Abdul Rahman

Reducing road traffic accidents (RTA) and their socioeconomic costs is an increasingly important priority in many countries. In recent years, many authors have proposed various approaches to analyse historical RTA data using Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, so that locations with high instances or risk of RTA – i.e., RTA hotspots or blackspots – could be identified and ranked. This could...

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