Airborne laser reveals city under Cambodian earth
Once again LiDAR technology is doing the amazing. I continue to believe that these types of projects need to be brought into cultural resource management. I will admit that the cost of the technology is not at a level that the average, or even some of the large, CRM companies. The amount of data that you can collect with this technology is staggering. At first the data was far too much to process. It took months to sort through all of the point data. These days it is quite easy to process the data. The algorithms that people have design to recognize patterns in the data are fast, accurate, and amazing. You can just pull out power poles or trees.
And that is why we need to get LiDAR and other remote sensing technologies into the hands of CRM. It is cheap enough and easily implemented. The safety of field crews would increase. The effects of pre-field planning would increase. The amount of downtime due to fence and topological surprises would decrease. Most importantly we would be able to
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