From September 2015 the Environment Agency will be making LIDAR data accessible to all users free of charge, even for commercial use. Two LIDAR datasets will be released under the Open Government Licence and made accessible through Datashare.
- Tiled LIDAR data: This dataset consists of historic LIDAR data which has been gathered since 1998. For some areas, data is available in a range of resolutions.
- Composite LIDAR data: The composite dataset is derived from a combination of the full tiled dataset which has been merged and re-sampled to give the best possible spatial coverage.