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Google Earth for the Study of Ancient Civilizations

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    0354967 - ASU-R 2011 RIV US eng C - Konferenční příspěvek (zahraniční konf.)
    Klokočník, Jaroslav - Kostelecký, J.
    Google Earth for the Study of Ancient Civilizations.
    Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications and Services. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society, 2010, s. 56-61. ISBN 978-0-7695-3951-5.
    [International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications and Services /2./. St Maarten (NL), 10.02.2010-16.02.2010]
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z10030501
    Klíčová slova: Google Earth * Nasca geoglyphs * Chinese "pyramids
    Kód oboru RIV: BN - Astronomie a nebeská mechanika, astrofyzika

    Satellite imaging is well known as a useful tool in many scientific disciplines and various applications. Google Earth, with its free access, is now - thanks to increasing resolution and precision - such a tool. It improves the visualization and dissemination of scientific data, and opens doors to new discoveries. For example, many Nasca geoglyphs are now visible to Google Earth and so are the orientations of Chinese pyramids, which appear to be laid out with the aid of a magnetic compass. Google Earth can also "see" a previously unknown "Monte Alban II" close to the well known "Monte Alban" in the Valley of Oaxaca (Mexico), as well as prehistoric causeways in Mesoamerica (namely, in north Yucatan) and in the Chaco valley, New Mexico. We find that Google Earth can save time and resources significantly: before, during and after field measurements.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0193850