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Rapid Architecture – St Pauls London LiDAR Movie / Google Earth (?)

By June 27, 2006 No Comments

Continuing in the first stages of our work funded by London Connects to extend the London model to the cities extent we are working with Raw Lidar Data (LIght Detection And Ranging) – take a look at for more info.

The movie shows a flythough detailing St Paul’s in London at 1 metre resolution. Normally we average out the heights according to building outline but as raw data it produces an interesting visualisation of the surface of London. Depending on permissions it would be interesting to import this surface into Google Earth as its basically a Digital Terrain Model for buildings… updates will follow.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.