Thursday 14th February 2018 – Marlow lecture: Lidar

Invitation from Marlow Archaeology
(A joint talk with AiM organised by MAS) 

LIDAR – the new illuminating the past

by Andy McGrandle (founder of Big Anomaly Ltd)

The UK topography which has traditionally been defined by teams of Ordnance Survey surveyors is now defined in greater detail by a countrywide programme of LIDAR laser scanning. Expert interpreter Andy McGrandle will show us how this new data is acquired and what it can show us with reference to a small village in north Buckinghamshire, where this modern high-resolution data is being used to illuminate long forgotten features seen on maps of the area from the late 1700’s.

The talk is illustrated with additional examples of the application of LIDAR data over Cranbourne Chase and Chiltern Hill Forts, together with some examples over project areas of local interest to the Marlow and Cookham area.

The LIDAR data has been commercially available for several years and was initially very expensive, but since December 2015 it has been on open release for anyone to download

Image shows a colour LIDAR image of Cockmarsh Hill at Cookham and part of Marlow  

Main Room, Liston Hall, Marlow  SL7 1DD  at 8pm 

Pay at the door: Members of MAS/AiM £3, Visitors £4.50, full-time students £1.50

Free parking is available after 7pm adjacent to the Liston Hall
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