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Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by Copperballs1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:54 pm

I used a LIDAR link that was free and I am sure one of the MDF forum members posted this some time ago.

Does anyone know the link? It brought up google maps and you could simply run the LIDAR box over the area to see the ground features.

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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by Lowland » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:05 pm

Hiya
Might be stating the obvious-apologies if so :D
Have you tried typing lidar into the search facility listed on the side menu?
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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by Doug » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 pm

Possible this one?

https://www.lidarfinder.com/

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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by Copperballs1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:28 pm

Doug wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:08 pm
Possible this one?

https://www.lidarfinder.com/
Fantastic, thanks Doug. That is exactly the one I was looking for. Computers ain’t my strong point ::g

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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by Bargeman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Now I may be a heretic here, but I see no use in the lidar mapping, all it shows is what is already on any OS map, but presented in a semi negative view. I find the mapping link that Liam put up the other day far more useful as a detecting tool ::g

Hey ho, but we are all different, and I guess some may find it useful, buyt it constantly misses out ancient footpaths that should show but don't, where as the 1800 maps available do show foot paths that have long since disappeared. ::g



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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by fred » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 pm
Now I may be a heretic here, but I see no use in the lidar mapping, all it shows is what is already on any OS map, but presented in a semi negative view. I find the mapping link that Liam put up the other day far more useful as a detecting tool ::g

Hey ho, but we are all different, and I guess some may find it useful, buyt it constantly misses out ancient footpaths that should show but don't, where as the 1800 maps available do show foot paths that have long since disappeared. ::g



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Lidar will show up lumps and bumps far better than a map or normal aerial photograph ever could. It can also see through undergrowth and crops.

The main problem at the moment is that the free resources are limited in extent and tend to be quite low resolution, both of which massively reduces its usefulness. ::g

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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by tcawood » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:31 pm

I found a trackway showing on Lidar on one of my permissions that was not visible on any maps going back to the tithe maps of the area and there was no evidence of it physically anymore in the fields.

I think it can be a useful tool, especially when combined with other maps and info source.
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Re: Anyone know of a LIDAR link that was posted on here some time ago?

Post by Fusion » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 pm

The two other commonly used Lidar resources are:
'Houseprices':
https://houseprices.io/lab/lidar/map
Enfield Archaeological Society:
http://enfarchsoc.org/opendata/

There's also BlueSkyMapShop.
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