Zone of Theoretical Visibility Mapping


Zone of Theoretical Visibility Mapping

Client: Various

To assist clients across all sectors Lichfields can provide Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV) modelling to inform our landscape/townscape and visual impact assessment and heritage work.
Using our in-house GIS capabilities we use the latest available data and software to understand the potential visibility of development proposals. By mapping the surrounding landscape, using digital elevation and surface models, and modelling different development height scenarios, we produce high quality visual outputs that assist with baseline and scoping analysis. Establishing potential visibility at an early stage informs site survey and the scope of the project.

Having the in-house ability to quickly test the theoretical visibility of developments in both urban and rural contexts is an invaluable tool in our landscape/ townscape and visual impact work.

Iain Rhind, Senior Director, Head of Heritage