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Getting your bearings…LiDAR data, mapping and orienteering

(This blog post features a less archaeological use of the LiDAR data collected by the Beacons of the Past project…orienteering. Over the course of the last few years, the 0.25m resolution terrain modelling possible through LiDAR has been put to good use by the Thames Valley Orienteering Club (TVOC) to produce high-resolution base mapping for use in their […]

BotP on the small screen – Countryfile, 24th January

(An account from the Project Manager, Dr Wendy Morrison, giving a “behind the scenes” account of last Sunday’s Countryfile segment on the project. If you live in the UK and have a TV licence you can watch the piece via BBC iPlayer here. Also don’t miss Matt’s conversation with Stuart King, discussing the lives of […]

Chilforts in conference, Twitter style

Some of you may have seen that on Friday last week Wendy (Wendy Morrison, Beacons of the Past Project Manager) and I (Ed Peveler, Lanscape Heritage Officer) took part in a conference talking about the project. However, it wasn’t your usual common-or-garden style academic conference… the conference was the “Public Archaeology Twitter Conference,” as the […]

Citizen Science and LiDAR (Part 2): a global affair!

In last week’s post I set out the premise behind our choice to use Citizen Science for exploring our LiDAR survey, and started to look at some of the statistics we have generated from the portal with regard to patterns of use. We’ve had quite an exciting week here at Hillfort Towers, with a nice […]

Citizen Science and LiDAR: apparently mostly on Wednesdays….

In this post I want to take a bit of a look at the way we have gone about making our Chilterns AONB LiDAR survey available for everyone to look at, and the project open for everyone to participate. I’ll talk about how we went about designing and building the portal for making our data […]

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