Originally Posted by Le Saboteur
I meant to post this last week, but you know how things go.
LiDAR continues to be fruitful. A recent scan spearheaded by the PACUNAM Foundation revealed some 60,000(!) man made structures hidden beneath the jungles of Northern Guatemala. In addition to raised highways connecting the various locations, the scan revealed several defensive fortifications including ramparts and fortresses.
Full article here: Guatemala's Maya Society Featured Huge 'Megalopolis'. LiDAR Shows
Just imagine what they'll find once the three-year initiative is finally completed!
Fun Fact: One of the researchers on this project was on my graduate thesis committee for my master's degree in GIS.
Also i took three undergraduate courses with him.