Want to learn more about how to use LiDAR and seeing what hidden features and previously unknown archaeology can be discovered in the landscape? This Portal is designed as a means to not only view the LiDAR data, but to be a tool for mapping and interpreting it.
In order to use this Portal, you must register for an account. Once you are logged-in, you can view the data by going to the Portal tab.
What is LiDAR?
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is a method of collecting geographical point data by flying over the landscape and using laser to measure height and distance. The resulting 3-dimensional map is a precise representation of the shape of the landscape and its surface characteristics.
Learn to use LiDAR data
By exploring the 3D Lidar mapping, you can identify man-made structures, see the full breadth of vegetation cover, and understand the shape of the landscape as a whole. You can digitally remove surface data to reveal long-forgotten heritage sites, such as mines or dwellings, so that archaeologists can focus their ground exploration.
Become a ‘citizen scientist’ and help to discover, understand, and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Kent landscape, by exploring the Lidar mapping and identifying new and exciting historical sites.