Astonishing Lidar View of NH

The NH Stone Wall Mapper project uses Lidar data to display small variations in ground elevation. A UNH project built this map to identify stone walls in the state.

But… That system can also be “misused” (in a good way) to show lots of other topographic features. For example, here’s Loch Lyme Lodge, near Post Pond. The initial view is very pretty, but it looks just like every other Google Map.

But wait… there’s more! Turn on and off various “layers” to see other kinds of information. To do this:

  1. At the top-left, click the Layers Icon to display various layers
  2. Check the Hillshade box to “hide the trees” and show the underlying ground…

Play around – turn on/off layers, scroll to other parts of NH. If you find something interesting, send me a note and I’ll post it. Enjoy!

Lidar image of Loch Lyme Lodge land

Lidar image from the NH Stone Wall Mapper project

 

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