LiDAR data available

Requests for data for orienteering development (e.g. mapping) should be made to Colin Matheson ( and preferably accompanied by an outline map showing the extent of the area required.

The National Grid was used to geo-reference the LiDAR data and maps created using the data should contain an OS Copyright statement.  Though not mandatory please also state “Based on LiDAR data supplied by the Scottish Orienteering Association”.  Note that statements on the BOF website relate to LiDAR data outside Scotland.

Data sets (large!) are provided in an ASCII format than can be imported into recent versions of OCAD.  A Digital Terrain Model (DTM) and Digital Surface Model (DSM) will be provided. On request contour data sets in a dxf format can be provided as well as georeferenced files that can be used as a backdrop in older versions of OCAD. 

The outline maps show coverage for North and South Scotland and KMZ files can be downloaded and will open up in Google Earth. The map shows current coverage and this KMZ file can be downloaded and opened in Google Earth for more detail.