Geospatial Adventure: Mapping Ruins from Above in Peru

Geospatial Adventure: Mapping Ruins from Above in Peru

It wasn’t quite an Indiana Jones adventure, but Alabama-based lidar consultant Robert Graham says it’s as close as he’ll ever come to the hair-raising exploits of an audacious archaeology professor. Graham’s adventure last April did not revolve around an ark, though it did include ancient ruins, small planes landing in grass fields, machetes hacking through the jungle and a Hatfield and McCoy-like feud between neighboring villages deep in the Andes Mountains of Peru.