• How aerial lidar illuminated a Mayan megalopolis

    23 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Archaeology may not be the most likely place to find the latest in technology - AI and robots are of dubious utility in the painstaking fieldwork involved - but lidar has proven transformative. The latest accomplishment using laser-based imaging maps thousands of square kilometers of an ancient Mayan city once millions strong, but the researchers make it clear that there's no technological substitute for experience and a good eye.
    The Pacunam Lidar Initiative began two years ago, bringing together a group of scholars and local authorities to undertake the largest yet survey of a protected...
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