Uncovered using Lidar

Lidar or LiDAR is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. It is also used "to create high-precision digital elevation models of the ground surface beneath the vegetation cover", for example of archaeological sites. The connection includes WHS where this technique has been applied.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Copán "taking lidar scans of Temple 16 at Copán"
Tikal National Park


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