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"
Lower German Limes Kleve-Reichswald (21): "Traces of a 7 m-wide road embankment have been recorded by LiDAR." (Nomination file, p. 68) – "Through the systematic analysis of LiDAR data, many new temporary camps have been discovered in forest areas near Xanten and Bonn". (Nomination file, p. 91)
Poverty Point "the site has been inventoried, described and documented. LIDAR images of the property (2009) provide a precise model of the earthworks and an excellent set of high-precision geospatial data for future management of the property" (AB ev)
Sambor Prei Kuk "Although work is ongoing at Sambor Prei Kuk, and recent LIDAR surveys have identified the key elements of the city" (AB ev)
Tikal National Park


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