Assessing the potential of LIDAR Survey
2013 - On-going
Minerals & Aggregates
The Environment Agency has undertaken large scale lidar surveys of much of England and Wales as part of their flood risk management programmes.
This dataset represents an enormous potential resource for landscape archaeology. As part of ongoing research assessing the utility of different visialisation techniques in different landscapes, data has been gathered for prehistoric, Roman and medieval earthwork monuments in a variety of landscapes across the country. Visualisation uses a variety of techniques, including analytical hill-shading, slope severity and sky-view factor plots to produce 3D models of the monuments. Increasing availability of data sets from further afield means that these techniques can also be applied to a broader range of monuments from around the world.