Publication: Historic England Updates Lidar Guidance (July 2018)

Historic England has updated its guidance publication on ‘Using Airborne Lidar in Archaeological Survey’. You can download it for free from the Historic England website:

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The basic aims of the guidance remain the same: that is to help archaeologists, researchers and those who manage the historic environment to decide first, whether using lidar data will actually be beneficial in terms of their research aims, and second, how the data can be used effectively.

The update reflects advances in the technique since the guidance was initially published in 2010, including increasing access to the relevant data and the wide range of visualisation techniques now available. The case studies illustrating the use of Lidar have also been refreshed, now with some examples from outside of Historic England.Image result for historic england logo