it's a really gorgeous piece. i could sit in the gallery with it for hours.
I wish I could listen to the podcast. Mayan cave systems are fascinating. There are hundreds if not thousands of miles of them (not man-made; they're voids in the Yucatan limestone). There's a really scary map of the underwater cave system at Gran Cenote near Playa Del Carmen in Quintana Roo, Mexico, showing how several of them connect together. People die down there all the time, diving. Having a walkable one must be fascinating.
I wish I could figure out some kind of LIDAR-like system for mapping caves. The problem with LIDAR is it's line-of-sight only, and so you'd have to physically move the device in line with every nook and cranny to get a complete map. That, and I think LIDAR uses GPS for locating the device, which obviously wouldn't work in a cave.
Man! This is hard.
Greg, you need to strap your doohickey onto a bat and let it do the mapping for you.
The problem is, it weighs about half a ton. Easy to strap on a rocket, but not so easy to strap on a backpack or a bat.
And of course, by 'rocket' I mean 'airplane or helicopter.' I r dumb.
another illegal caving system closer by is Hell Hole, Santa Cruz.
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