A team of UH Cullen College of Engineering researchers who helped uncover a lost world in the rainforests of Honduras have been covered everywhere from the Houston Chronicle to the New Yorker. Now, the Co-PI for the UH Cullen College of Engineering's National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), Dr. William Carter, is featured in the popular web-publication The Verge.
In the article, titled "Uncovering the past using the future: how lasers as revolutionizing archaeology," Carter explains more about the LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology the team used to find the ancient ruins of the legendary lost city of Ciudad Blanca hidden deep within the Honduran rainforests. Carter also discusses the work that NCALM is currently doing and the kind of work which the research team hopes to tackle in the future.
To read the full article in The Verge, please visit: http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/20/4445568/lasers-lidar-archaeology-detailed-topographical-maps.