LiDAR Composite Dataset

Natural Resources Wales

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an airborne mapping technique, which uses a laser to measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground.  Up to 100,000 measurements per second are made of the ground, allowing highly detailed surface and terrain models to be generated at different spatial resolutions.

The Natural Resources Wales composite dataset contains digital elevation data derived from surveys carried out over several years and covers approximately 70% of Wales. We are making available 25cm, 50cm, 1m and 2m datasets, supplied as terrain models (a representation of the ground level) or surface models (a representation of object heights such as vehicles, buildings and vegetation). In addition to the height information, georeferenced, coloured, shaded relief images at the same resolution as the input LiDAR data grids are available.

25cm Data - This dataset is derived from a combination of all data that is 25cm resolution or better which has been merged and re-sampled to give the best possible coverage.

50cm Data - This dataset is derived from a combination of all data that is 50cm resolution or better which has been merged and re-sampled to give the best possible coverage. 

1m Data - This dataset is derived from a combination of all data that is 1m resolution or better which has been merged and re-sampled to give the best possible coverage.

2m Data - This dataset is derived from a combination of all data that is 2m resolution or better which has been merged and re-sampled to give the best possible coverage.

JPEG Images - Colour coded images for elevation, these colours are uniform across the country, and as such elevation contours can be derived from the data. Image analysis and visual interpretation of the data can be used to derive maps of land use (such as forestry, urban, farmland, etc), and also to identify buildings, roads and other infrastructure within the landscape.

Additional technical information and frequently asked Questions (pdf)

Acknowledgements

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Description Type Endpoint
DSM 25cm XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/25cm_dsm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DTM 25cm XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/25cm_dtm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DSM 50cm XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/50cm_dsm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DTM 50cm XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/50cm_dtm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DSM 1m XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/1m_dsm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DTM 1m XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/1m_dtm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DSM 2m XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/2m_dsm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DTM 2m XYZ http://d3rykcmoi4kytu.cloudfront.net/lidar/latest/2m_dtm/{z}/{x}/{y}.png
DSM 25cm WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 25cm_dsm)
DTM 25cm WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 25cm_dtm)
DSM 50cm WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 50cm_dsm)
DTM 50cm WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 50cm_dtm)
DSM 1m WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 1m_dsm)
DTM 1m WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 1m_dtm)
DSM 2m WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 2m_dsm)
DTM 2m WMTS http://lle.gov.wales/services/tiles/lidar/wmts (Layer - 2m_dtm)