Research Team Uses Airborne LiDAR To Unveil Honduran Archaeological Ruins
A field team from the University of Houston and the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) has mapped a remote region of Honduras that may contain the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca. The results mark the successful completion of the first light detection and ranging (LiDAR) survey of that country's Mosquitia region, one of the world’s least-explored virgin rainforests. An initial analysis of the LiDAR survey has identified ruins that could be those of Ciudad Blanca or other long-hidden sites. The information provides archaeologists with the precise locations of features within fractions of meters for further study.
Image credit: University of Houston's National Center For Airborne Laser Mapping