From +Blake Girardot
For anyone interested a research group at nasa is working on automated
landslide detection and have released their python code.
The link can be found in the article:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=88319&src=eoa-iotd
"The Sudden Landslide Identification Product (SLIP) combs through
Earth imagery and analyzes consecutive images of the same location to
spot changes in soil moisture, muddiness, and other surface features.
The program also compares the hill slopes with topographic information
derived from digital elevation models, such as those built from the
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and the Advanced Spaceborne
Thermal Emissions and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER). By combining this
information, SLIP can automatically pinpoint the locations of possible
landslides each time a new, cloud-free land image is acquired."