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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA
LIDAR Image Processing using GIS software.
Including using digital maps and incorporating GPS data
Summary: This short article describes how free software and LIDAR images (in the UK) can be processed to show earthwork features at their best by varying the angle a ‘Virtual Sun’ is casting shadows. This process can be performed on a single or multiple merged LIDAR tiles.
How to obtain the LIDAR image files and the software used is described fully in the PDF download together with step by step instructions.
Watch the short video its easy!
The two images below show northerly and easterly illumination.
LIDAR images for the grids indicated below are available to download and view just click the map

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