Completed December 14, 2018
The landslide located off of Deer Run Heights in Jeffersonville, VT is continuing to be monitored since its original event. While multiple aspects are being studied, this research project attempts to visualize the data in order to demonstrate the cutback that has occurred. This will be completed by creating GIS data with the collected cutback measurements combined with Lidar data to demonstrate the landscape.
Research Objective: To visually demonstrate the cutback at the Deer Run Heights landslide site through maps, video, and 3D models that will be shared with the town of Jeffersonville, the Vermont Geological Survey, and displayed on Dr. Leslie Kanat’s website regarding this landslides research.For more information regarding this site and the research completed, refer to the following sources.
GIS Stake Location Map
GIS map of stake locations of the landslide site to measure cutback rates of the ridgeline overlaid on Lidar state provided by the Vermont Center for Geographic Information created in ArcGIS Pro.
Images of Study Area
Drone captured photograph of the landslide site facing south. Captured 4 Nov. 2018.
Drone captured photograph of the northern sector of the landslide site facing north. Captured 4 Nov. 2018.
Drone captured photograph of the southern sector of the landslide site facing east. Captured 4 Nov. 2018.
Drone captured photograph looking down at the southern sector of the landslide site facing northeast. Captured 4 Nov. 2018.
GIS map created in ArcGIS Pro of the northern region of the landslide site over Lidar data.
GIS map created in ArcGIS Pro of the central region of the landslide site over Lidar data.
GIS map created in ArcGIS Pro of the southern region of the landslide site over Lidar data.
Thie line graph demonstrates the change in distance of each stake to the ridgeline between August 2006 and September 2018 at each collection date.
Brouillette, Mike. (March, 2017). “The Vermont Lidar Program: Using VCGI’s NEW Lidar
Services in ArcGIS: Hill Shade and Digital Elevation Model.” VCGI. Slides 1-28.
Ferullo, Robert. (2018). “Building Digital Models from Imagery: Agisoft Photoscan Tutorial.”
Kanat, Leslie. (2018). “Deer Run Heights Landslide.” Northern Vermont University. Retrieved
17 Oct 2018 from,
Natural Resources Conservation Service. (2017). “Web Soil Survey: Deer Run Heights
Jeffersonville, VT.” United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 17 Oct 2018
Vermont Geological Survey. (2018). “Jeffersonville Landslide.” Department of Environmental
Conservation: Agency of Natural Resources. Retrieved 17 Oct. 2018 from,
I thank Dr. Leslie Kanat for his guidance in the data collection, creating the visual representation of the findings, and in developing this senior thesis as a whole. Additionally, I thank the student technicians over the previous collection years that helped to allow this thesis to occur from the data collection. I thank Northern Vermont University for supplying the necessary equipment and software for the aspects of this research. I thank the property owners for the use of their land within the study area.
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