INAH videos – Archaeological sites around Mexico City filmed by drones
A livelong friend in Mexico City, Dr. Alejandra Torreon-Chaves, just emailed me a link to a new set of videos, posted by the Institutio Nacional de Antropologia e Historia (INAH), which she thinks will be ideal for People of One Fire viewers. She is a POOF subscriber, herself. Archaeologists have never been able to obtain comprehensive 3D aerial views of many of the archaeological sites in and around Mexico City because of the intensity of urban development. Helicopters were expensive and vibrated too much to get high resolution images. Drone technology solved the problem. The program has been so successful that they plan to use drones soon in the jungles of southern Mexico and mountains of central Mexico to search for remote archaeological sites.
The INAH began posting these short documentary films on Youtube in April 2017. Most only have music as a background. They show the viewer what the road access to the site looks like . . . provide views from all angles of the ruins . . . and then provide the satellite view with the GPS coordinates for studying the sites further on Google Maps. After you watch the first one, the next one automatically begins.
It is a very cheap way to visit the archaeological sites in Central Mexico without paying a helicopter pilot $400 an hour! LOL
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