It’s an interesting thing, as a journalist, to be interviewed — particularly on a topic that, as of two years ago, I had very little idea about. Usually, we ask the questions. My key message, not news to Eva, was that lidar is about a lot more than lasers. It’s about how they’re used in all sorts of ways, from finding lost Maya cities to helping the Navy plan for amphibious assaults to measuring ice caps and global winds to guiding self-driving cars.
She recognized this independently and put together a great overview that covers a ton of ground in remarkably few words (a five-minute read, the Christian Science Monitor website estimates). Not easy to do, as the guy who wrote 90,000+ words on the topic can fairly say.