Past landscapes beneath the trees – using Lidar in woodlands

8 September 2010

What was the event?

Conference to explore the technical uses of Lidar in woodlands and consider the application of Lidar in mapping, heritage and forest management.  Case studies in the historic forests of Wyre, Dean and Saversnake were used to demonstrate how this methodology is being employed to show the development of past landscapes.

The conference speakers at the forefront of the application of Lidar techniques included Forest Research scientist Peter Crow who spoke on technical specifications and limitations of Lidar technology.

Presentations and speakers included:

  • Technical specifications and limitations of the technology
    Peter Crow, Historic Environment Project Manager, Forest Research
  • Transcription and validation using voluteers – Wyre Forest Project
    Adam Mindykowski, Historic Environment Countryside Advisor, Worcestershire County Council
  • Using lidar in conjunction with other investigation techniques at Saversnake Forest
    Simon Crutchley, Senior Investigator, Aerial Survey, English Heritage
  • Overview of issues facing the historic environment and forestry
    Tim Yarnell, Historic Environment Advisor, Forestry Commission England
  • Using lidar to focus research in extensive areas of woodland – Forest of Dean project
    Jon Hoyle, Senior Project Officer, Gloucestershire County Council, Archaeology Service
  • Practical applications for woodland management
    Ben Lennon, Planning and Environment Manager, Forestry Commission

The event was Chaired by Jan Wills, County Archaeologist, Gloucestershire County Council.

Conference flyer (PDF-522K)

Who was the event suitable for?

Professional archaeological practitioners, woodland managers, advisors, academics and students.

Where did the event take place?

University of Gloucestershire
Park Campus
The Park
GL50 2RH


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