How is remote sensing useful to preserve cultural Heritage ?

Remote sensing is an extremely valuable tool to observe and monitor our cultural heritage.

An example ? Check out the square, stepped pyramid of Chichen Itza, built by Mayans in about 1000 to 1200 AD.

Click on the images for a bigger view and observe the pyramid closely.
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Chichen-Itza from space
The IKONOS satellite took this image of Chichen Itza, Mexico, on 05/03/01. Source: GeoEye © 2006 Satellite Imaging Corporation.

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Chichen-Itza from Earth
View of the temple of warriors, pre-hispanic city of Chichen Itza, Mexico. Source: © UNESCO/Thierry Jolly.

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Conservation of natural and cultural Heritage !

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