LiDAR Technology Aids Ancient Civilization Discovery

July 14, 2023
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It’s no secret that we love our LiDAR drones at Howell. It sets us apart from competitors and allows us to speedily shoot topographical data. With the ability to penetrate dense vegetation and capture data on the existing natural features, these drones enable us to plan around environmentally sensitive areas, preserve green spaces, and minimize ecological disruption.

Recently, researchers have been using this technology to unearth ancient Mayan civilizations. These findings have expanded our understanding of ancient civilizations and challenged long-held assumptions about their societal organization and infrastructure. The intricate urban planning, expansive road networks, and elaborate water management systems demonstrate the level of sophistication achieved by the Mayans, showcasing their mastery in engineering and architecture.

Moreover, Lidar technology has enabled researchers to digitally reconstruct Mayan cities, providing valuable insights into their spatial layout and design. With the aid of three-dimensional modeling, archaeologists can virtually walk through these ancient cities, immersing themselves in a world frozen in time. This immersive experience not only deepens our appreciation for the achievements of the Mayans but also facilitates the preservation and conservation of these historical sites for future generations.

As Lidar technology continues to advance, we can only anticipate more astonishing discoveries waiting to be unearthed. From the majestic pyramids of ancient Egypt to the enigmatic ruins of lost civilizations, the potential for Lidar to reveal hidden chapters of human history is boundless. By harnessing this technology and combining it with our insatiable curiosity, we embark on a thrilling journey of exploration, unraveling the secrets of the past and gaining a deeper appreciation for human existence.

Although we aren’t unearthing ancient civilizations at Howell, we are rapidly creating the future of our local communities. Beyond that – it’s an embracement of the future of our industry and an exemplification of our drive to be the best and deliver the best.



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