UK: The UK Environment Agency (EA) is planning to make its LiDAR data sets freely available as open data to commercial entities from September this year. LiDAR data can help build accurate 3D models of the terrain. The EA has accurate elevation data covering approximately 60 per cent of England and Wales. Much of this has been available to selected non-commercial entities for two years, but from September the agency will make the LiDAR data freely available to all users, including commercial app developers and the general public.
Source: Computing UK