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Viewshed Analysis

Viewshed Analysis

‘Breathtaking views and diverse, inspirational landscapes’ are one of the seven Special Qualities of the SDNP which residents, communities and visitors told us about in 2011.

We want to protect and conserve these views and others like them so that future generations can continue to be inspired by them.

The Viewshed Study Report of the South Downs National Park takes 120 of the most widely known views and landmarks in the National Park and maps them using computer modelling to a 35 kilometre distance. These plots of views are called Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTVs). These are used to help assess and understand the impact of visible change in the views.

We have also produced panoramic photographs of 30 of the views in the National Park.

The Viewshed Panoramic Photography Technical Specification document describes the methodology and equipment used to produce the panoramic photographs.

Other Report Documents

Viewpoint Zone of Theoretical Visibility PDFs



"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."