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Mapping enhancement of rural village and surrounding area - Lidar

Hi, I live in the rural village of Grafton Regis, near Towcester, Northants NN12 7HW.  I am hoping that existing Lidar data can be overlaid on existing maps (OS etc) to make it possible to identify sites of historical/archeological interest that are not apparent to the human eye or simple aerial photography. I have never used Lidar data before so, I am a rank novice!!! So far, all that I have managed to do is to download OGIS 3.12 as this seems to be a part of the solution.  From here on, I have not managed anything!  What next should I do, please? My area of interest is approximately within a two mile radius of the postcode I have provided. The village has a very rich history being a civil war battle site, and at one time the home of Edward IV and Henry VIII. Edward IV married a local girl here in the village. Henry VIII had a manor/hunting lodge etc.

Thanking you in anticipation.

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Hi Derek,

Unfortunately we are unable to provide technical support on how to use the data, but I have compiled some resources that will help, assuming you are using QGIS.

http://www.generalist.org.uk/blog/tags/gis/

Using our data in QGIS

http://geophyswithsnuffler.blogspot.com/2015/11/processing-uk-environment-agency-lidar.html

Our data in QGIS

https://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/training_manual/rasters/terrain_analysis.html

QGIS working with Rasters

https://historicengland.org.uk/research/methods/airborne-remote-sensing/lidar/

Historic England LIDAR resource

https://orca.cf.ac.uk/85324/1/259.pdf

This one’s for ArcGIS which is a good read for GIS knowledge

I hope this helps

Ella Fotheringham 

Environment Agency 

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Hello Derek, just enquiring whether or not you've made any progress with QGIS and EA terrain models?  I've done some work with both so if I can be of any help then let me know. There is some one-metre data available for your area of interest.

Nick.   

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Posted on behalf of Derek:
 
Nick,  great to hear from you. So far, I have only realised that I am a dummy and any help that lets me study the village and its surrounds would be greatly appreciated. We know a great deal about its royal history but far less of what may be just under the surface.!!

Best Regards,  Derek
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