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Archaeology from the Air
American Scientist – Ramesh Shrestha and Juan C. Fernandez-Diaz
In aircraft flying "low and slow," instruments sending out hundreds of thousands of laser pulses per second can gather enough data to reveal archaeological sites hidden under dense forest...
Archaeology from the Air
Lure of the Lost City
National Geographic – Douglas Preston (Dave Yoder, Photographs)
El Dorado. Atlantis. The Lost City of Z. Legends of such fabled places have enticed generations of explorers into the most remote locations on Earth. Usually they return empty-handed, if...
Lure of the Lost City
Science on Napa Earthquake Could Improve Damage Forecasts
The Press Democrat – Derek Moore
The team flew in and out of Napa County Airport daily to map the area, using sophisticated laser and computer equipment mounted inside a twin-engine Italian-made plane.
Science on Napa Earthquake Could Improve Damage Forecasts
A New Way to Find Out What Lies Beneath
The Washington Post – Guy Gugliotta
Lidar is a key archaeology tool that can detect not only buildings but also the remains of roads, agricultural terraces, aqueducts, caves, fences and even boundaries between ancient...
A New Way to Find Out What Lies Beneath
AUDIO: Smartphone Earthquake Warnings
BYU Radio
Developed countries like Japan and the US have invested millions of dollars in early earthquake detection and warning systems. But scientists at the US Geological Survey and several...
Smartphone Earthquake Warnings
Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest
National Geographic News – Douglas Preston
In search for legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.
Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest
Beyond 3D—Multispectral Optech Titan Opens New Applications for Lidar (PDF)
LiDAR News Magazine – Michael Sitar
The recent release of an Optech Titan multispectral lidar system breaks away from the traditional lidar paradigm of mere range measurement by exploiting differences in the target's response...
Multispectral Optech Titan Opens New Applications for Lidar
Scanning the Horizon
The Antarctic Sun – Peter Rejcek
LiDAR survey of McMurdo Dry Valleys to look for melting in the landscape.
Scanning the Horizon
VIDEO: Creating Real-Time Maps of Disaster Areas though Laser Mapping
University of Houston
Dr. Craig Glennie with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering discusses a research project seeking to provide first-responders with real-time maps and analysis of disaster...
Creating Real-Time Maps of Disaster Areas though Laser Mapping
VIDEO: Did LiDAR Uncover the Lost City?
University of Houston
The work being done by NCALM caught the attention of filmmaker Steve Elkins who asked them to map a remote rainforest Honduras that may contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca. The...
Did LiDAR Uncover the Lost City?

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