About

This website has been built by the Chilterns Conservation Board:
https://www.chilternsaonb.org/

The “Beacons of the Past” project team consist of Dr Ed Peveler and Dr Wendy Morrison.

The project was largely funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund: http://www.heritagefund.org.uk/

Further funding came from the Chiltern Society, the National Trust, and local county and parish councils.

Steve Smith of Go Studio built the web portal and website, adapting the
heritage data management system from the HEROS system:
http://heros.software/

The LiDAR survey was flown and the data processed by Cyient Europe Ltd:
https://www.cyient.com/

The LiDAR sensors used were a Riegl LMS Q1560 laser scanner and a
Riegl LMS VQ1560i laser scanner. The survey was flown between 14th December 2018 and 14th April 2019. The data were processed to a classified point cloud using TerraSOLID software:
http://www.terrasolid.com/home.php

A bare earth digital terrain model (DTM) was created at 25 cm resolution. Visualisations were made of this DTM using Relief Visualisation Toolbox:
https://iaps.zrc-sazu.si/en/rvt#v .

ESRI ArcGIS and QGIS were used by the project team for further data work:
https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/about-arcgis/overview
https://qgis.org/en/site/

Base mapping was acquired from the Ordnance Survey and from the Bing Maps API: https://www.bing.com/maps

The historic Ordnance Survey mapping was purchased from the National Library of Scotland: https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/index.html

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