Our LiDAR surveys

Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) surveys are one of our Woodland Heritage Services

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Further information

Cover of publicationSurveys of woodland using LiDAR (PDF-1631K)
Developments in remote sensing technology to reveal the historic environment by ‘seeing through’ the woodland canopy and its application in mapping, with direct relevance to forest management.

Past Landscapes beneath the trees, using lidar in woodlands.
On 8th September 2010 the Archaeology Service of Gloucestershire County Council and the Forestry Commission jointly hosted a successful conference at the University of Gloucestershire's Park Campus in Cheltenham.
Papers from this conference.

Crutchley, S. and Crow, P. (2009). The light fantastic: Using airborne laser scanning in archaeological survey. English Heritage, Swindon.

Crow, P., et al. (2007). Woodland vegetation and its implications for archaeological survey using LiDAR. Forestry. 80 (3) pp 241-252.

Devereux, B.J. et al. (2005). The potential of airborne lidar for detection of archaeological features under woodland canopies. Antiquity Vol. 79, 305 pp 648-660.