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Herefordshire ancient woodland inventory revision (AWIR) + stuff about free GIS


Read me first: The Herefordshire AWIR report here with hyperlinks to sequences below

Presentation to the national AWI seminar at Peterborough 12th February 2014 here [55 Mbytes]


Herefordshire Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G)

Presentation to the 2017 Ancient Tree Forum conference Epping Forest 13th July here [210 Mbytes]

Herefordshire FOSS4G resources notes January 2017 here

Herefordshire countryside research resources paper May 2017 here

Example files for QGIS learning: Herefordshire county, parish and ancient woodland polygons, 10k grid squares and some simple style files + a basic gazetteer background raster. Download and unzip to convenient folder on your system here [17 Mbytes]

Step by step illustrated guide to importing and geo-locating photos using QGIS and ExifTool here

Using DTM data in QGIS, workshop notes by Rebecca Bennett (uses earlier version of QGIS):

here, here and here

Useful article on methods for rendering fine details from DTM here

The Relief Visual Toolbox referred to in the above document is here and its manual here.


Herefordshire AWIR shape file awir.zip. Up-to-date national data set can be downloaded from here

Herefordshire AWIR data table as Excel spreadsheet awir.xlsx


1953 Herefordshire census of woods compartment survey data 1953 census data

Herefordshire woodland census files: These are 10km x 10km tiles in ecw format which cover the county as a seamless layer within GIS

1953 census of woods compartment map tiles ecw zipped C53.zip [121 Mbytes]


Image sequences which illustrate the uses of the AWIR + a number of issues and limitations, see above report for details

Whitney Wood sequence (example editing of an original AWI polygon) here

Pregg Wood sequence here

Walterstone sequence here

Haywood sequence here

Norton sequence here

Canon Pyon sequence here

Tedstone Delamere sequence here

Queens Wood sequence here

Bowers and Blackstone Wood here

Point Wood and Yagtree Dingle here


Bryant's map of Herefordshire 1834, zoomable, sheets E and W here


Queries can be put to david[at]dlovelace[dot]freeserve[dot]co[dot]uk