We are pleased to announce the addition of Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) data to the Aerial Digimap collection. The content was enabled for preview throughout June and July and was widely used across dozens of universities accessing Digimap during the period.

Lidar Digimap Preview

We have now reached the end of the Lidar Digimap Preview. and hope that everyone who has used the service has found it a great way to access the Lidar data available. From now on the service will continue to be available to Digimap Users whose institution subscribes to the Aerial Digimap service.

Aerial Digimap subscription prices have not be increased for the 17/18 academic year, even with the addition of Lidar Digimap. We will also be add further datasets to Lidar Digimap over the next 12 months, these include Additional Point Cloud datasets ideal for use in CAD software for creating 3D models like this one of the Forth Rail Bridge.

Lidar Point Cloud Forth Rail Bridge. Crown copyright Scottish Government, SEPA and Scottish Water (2012).

We’d also like to thank the hundreds of people who took the time to fill in our user feedback survey on Lidar Digimap, we have seen a huge range of uses for the data across a very broad range of disciplines. This feedback exercise has been very successful and will inform the service development. The Digimap blog will provide updates on this and other news.

If you would like any more information about the Lidar or Aerial Digimap collections, or details on how to subscribe, please contact us or have a look at the service support webpages.