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    How do I use LIDAR data / I can't open the LIDAR files I download?


    LIDAR data is a technical Geographic Information System (GIS) dataset and will need specialist software in order to open it. More information including useful links to blogs on how to use LIDAR data can be found here

    https://environment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=c6cef6cc642a48838d38e722ea8ccfee .

    If you just wish to view images of the data, you can do this via the “preview on map” feature for each composite layer at https://data.gov.uk/search?q=LIDAR+Composite 


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      Peter Roberts

      I have clicked on the link to just view the data, then tried every link on the subsequent page(s) but I still can't view the data. Also tried using polygon and downloading etc, but couldn't get that to work. I am usually OK with this kind of stuff. Do you have any chat or helpline?