Visualizing Landslide Hazards: Methods for Empowering Communities in Guatemala Through Hazard Mapping

Landslides occur at a high frequency throughout the mountainous regions of Guatemala, posing an elevated risk to communities and their infrastructure. A crucial component of the analysis of landslide hazards incorporates the creation of landslide hazard or susceptibility maps. This paper identifies practical and effective cartographic visualization methods on how to deliver map-based hazard information at the community level in Guatemala. . The research illustrated the importance of the depiction of relief, imagery, and landmarks in addition to local knowledge of the construction of hazard maps. It also analyzis the suitability of SRTM 90-meter resolution DEMs for landslide susceptibility mapping.