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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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GIS-based forest fire risk assessment for the Belait district

Safwanah Nimatullah Mohd Said, S. Shams, E. M. M. Zahran, Yok Hoe Yap

Widespread forest fires have been a regular event in the Southeast Asian region particularly during dry periods. Brunei Darussalam, as one of the Southeast Asian countries, loses hundreds of hectares of forests every year, and more. Fire behaviour varies under different conditions and the nature of the forests. The degrees of challenge and impact posed by fires differ with types of forest cover an...

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