APPLICATIONS OF KITE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE YUCATÁN PENINSULA

Authors: 
Oscar Frey
Article type: 
Discourse

In July 2010, Drachen Foundation and Deep Blue Conservancy supported Oscar Frey and his team to achieve new goals and results in the ongoing development of Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) applications to survey the archeological and natural resources of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Since 2006, we have done KAP surveys and workshops in the Yucatán Peninsula. We have achieved liaisons with different scientists and research institutions that are now providing new opportunities for the application of KAP in Mexico.

One of these new applications is to use KAP to obtain stereoscopic images. We tested this application over pre-Colombian Mayan ruins with the ultimate purpose to create a digital, three-dimensional reconstruction of the actual appearance of the pyramids.

Page Number: 
26