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Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:32 pm
by Lucas

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... ts-in-3-d/

Satellite Laser Will Map Forests in 3-D
And the data will reveal how much carbon woodlands store

Cool stuff.

Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:21 pm
by Lucas
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/ ... ain-forest

"We climbed a steep embankment and entered the rain forest through a dark hole freshly cut into the jungle, emerging in a gloomy forest, with trees rising like giant cathedral columns into the canopy. Their trunks, ten to fifteen feet in diameter, were braced with massive buttresses and knees. Many were wreathed in strangler figs, called matapalos, or tree killers."

say what!


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FYI the story continues in a new book

Douglas Preston is author of the book “The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story,” published by Grand Central on January 3rd, and from which this article is adapted.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/book ... /95890866/

review



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Same guy that did this if you remember.

Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:27 am
by pattyjenkins1
Doug Preston is not Richard Preston. He's Richard Preston's brother.

Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:01 pm
by Lucas
pattyjenkins1 wrote:Doug Preston is not Richard Preston. He's Richard Preston's brother.
I was trying to remember something about Preston and I guess that was it. Thx

Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:27 pm
by Lucas

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl ... ne.0159890

Identifying Ancient Settlement Patterns through LiDAR in the Mosquitia Region of Honduras

An Archaeologist friend just sent me this paper. There may be some contacts or leads in it. I have not read it yet but it looks like there is tree info in the lidar data.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/18/book ... front&_r=0

A Novelist Scours the Honduran Jungle for Pre-Columbian Ruins. The Jungle Scours Him Back.

He also sent the NTY times book review.

Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:38 pm
by Lucas

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THIS IS CLEARLY THE MOST UNDISTURBED RAIN FOREST IN CENTRAL AMERICA. THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PLACE CAN’T BE OVERESTIMATED.
MARK PLOTKIN, ETHNOBOTANIST
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015 ... chaeology/ source

I read the book last night and it was a good read. It is supposed to be the thickest jungle in the world according to some military SAS guys with them who had been all over the world in jungles.

It was disturbing to read how the forest is being decimated by illegal ranchers. They are cutting the trees and burning them to make cattle pasture. The beef ends up in fast food cahins. The author called out McDonalds on it and they had a PR crisis before denying it. Yeah, wink, wink.

The author described the forest as incredibly beautiful but he and others ended up with leishmaniasis. That is nasty a parasite which is even starting to show up in the states.


Also FYI
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... r-science/

new-england-archaeology-lidar-science/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxwU64G2sJM

Re: using Lidar to find Lost City

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:16 pm
by Lucas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA9WugNomdg&t=17m28s

A better video

3-d tree model at the 18 min mark

20 foot dbh tree mentioned in the book, I assume, at the 28 min mark