Mayan Mapping Project Seeks Crowd Funding is a website dedicated to helping fund the next wave of scientific research.  Bill Gates has endorsed the site saying, “This solution helps close the gap for potential and promising, but unfunded projects.” The platform is similar to the well known Kickstarter, only for funding scientific discoveries.

As cool as this is in general, there is a newly posted project that is of particular interest to the LiDAR related world. Scientific researcher, Sherman Horn, PHD, is trying to secure funding to map more accurate details of ancient Mayan ruins at El Pilar.

To view the fund-raising page, click here: