If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the heritage and future of the Gwent Levels and you happen to love maps and history as much as we do, take a look at our volunteer roles listed below.
COMPLETED! Map the 1830s Landscape!
In late 2019 and early 2020 we hosted a citizen science project to give locations to thousands of field records from the Court of Sewers maps. The Living Levels RATS volunteers had painstakingly transcribed the records of who owned each field in the Levels in 1830, and we needed to add locations to these records so that we can make a searchable map.
In late march the mapping was completed, with extra ordinary efforts from volunteers Jeremy and Mike who between them mapped 99% of the locations needed. We are now in the data checking phase and a searchable public map will be available later this spring.
Looking at Lidar in the Levels!
Our citizen science mapping project aims to enhance the local historic record by completing the first full transcription of the lidar data for the Gwent levels. Lidar is a fantastic resource that allows us to identify many subtle surface features that remain as traces of past human activity in the landscape. After completing our training course all you need is a sharp pair of eyes and our monument dictionary, and you’ll be set to reveal the secrets of the lidar data.