A Look at the Mapping Possibilities of LiDAR

Here’s a link to a great article from a few days ago in the New York Times. It’s using LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology to create highly detailed maps of Mayan cities in Belize. The CliffMAP will also be using LiDAR to look at interiors of structures as well as some of the industrial landscape features on top of the bluff. While the work we are doing in no way matches what’s going on in Belize (we don’t have that kind of money-yet), this is an accessible article about mapping technology that could help provide context to our project at Cliff.

Take a look (you may have to copy and paste this link into your browser):

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/11/science/11maya.html

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About Sean Gohman

Currently a PhD Degree seeking student in the Michigan Tech University's Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program.

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