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Key Facts - LiDAR

Giving Shape to 2D Maps

LiDAR data from Cities Revealed is now available through the Landmap Service. The current archive of various metropolitan areas, including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Cities Revealed will further expand the archive to meet industry demand.

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Digital Surface Model (DSM) Tower of London and Tower Bridge, London, UK.

Why LiDAR?

LiDAR has revolutionised the acquisition of digital elevation data and has quickly become a de facto method of collecting height and surface information for a myriad of applications and analysis. There is no other method that can collect ground and surface height information as quickly, accurately and as cost-effectively. These factors make LiDAR a highly viable option for all applications that require height, volume or 3D visualisation information.