Website Yet another mapping site.

Discussion in 'Resources' started by adrian, 1 March 2021.

  1. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Something slightly different for interest, maybe of use to some or a way to whittle away an hour or so.

    Can you tell where I am?

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    Congratulations if you said WHR - Pont Aberglaslyn

    A youTube channel I've seen a couple of times have just used this for a little amateur archeology - it's an open source data base of LIDAR mapping. So a little like google maps but it can reveal more detail of the ground features.

    LIDAR Map of England and Wales, built with UK open data

    It's using open sourced LIDAR data from the Environment agency - so the coverage is a little patchy obviously tends to concentrate around water features. It does have a few tools to adjust the image but also a data export feature so I presume you could import this into 3D software and 3D print a miniature landscape.

    For my interest I had to have a look at Holywell Town.
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    St Winefide's halt shows the diagonal path down the hillside that led to the footbridge.
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  2. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

    LiDAR is the most amazing tool and while I've seen thigs done with this dataset, I hadn't seen open source 3D renders before and that's hugely useful, especially as I can't currently get out and do fieldwork...


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