Tag: Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)

EPCs in 3D — Help needed!

Buildings in Manchester City Centre (not) coloured according to their energy rating I was going through the recently-released energy performance certificate data, and wanted to join the ranks of people who’ve made awesome things with the data. One of the things I

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Everyone loves a laser

It’s been really interested to watch how the recently published Environment Agency (EA) LIDAR data has been seized on by a variety of communities to create interesting, fun and useful tools. For many people, myself included, learning about LIDAR has been

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You (yes, you) can find Roman roads using data collected by lasers

Roads Environment agency. The Romans built a whole load of roads during their 350 year occupation of Britain: over 3,000 km’ worth, in fact. No one attempted a road project on that scale again until the early 18th century, more than

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Blender landscapes – EA open data

Langdale, Lake District Last month, the Environment Agency released all of its lidar data as open data, free for anyone to use. So I did! The data covers 72% of England, and includes 2m, 1m, 50cm and 25cm resolution digital terrain

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Wine industry takes up government open data

Laser data from the Environment Agency is to be used to pinpoint land suitable for growing high quality grapes

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Using data to improve the environment

Sir Philip Dilley at the UK Environment Agency: “We live in a data rich world. As an engineer I know the power of data in the design and implementation of new urban spaces, iconic buildings and the infrastructure on which we

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Laser surveys light up open data

For the last 17 years the Environment Agency has used lasers to map and scan the English landscape from above to help us carry out work such as flood modelling and tracking changing coastal habitats. This month, for the first

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