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‘The Rock’ revealed by radar, lidar

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CHERYL L. HULSEAPPLE [email protected]

In 1934, one of America’s most notorious underworld gangsters, Al Capone, was sent to Alcatraz, also known as “the Rock.” He was just 35 years old. According to a little-known personal letter written to his son, he was once allowed to cash in “good time” to start an inmate band, the Rock Islanders. Now, thanks to the power of 3D mapping and remote sensing, the Rock has revealed some of its own little-known secrets. A group of researchers from Binghamton University, N.Y., have used a combination of ground-penetrating radar, terrestrial lidar, and...Read full article

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