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Putting Mexico on the map

Mexico’s rich history and culture make it one of the most interesting destinations in the world. Thanks to its prehispanic cultures, a rich colonial period and vibrant modern art scene, Unesco recognizes it as one of the top countries in terms of human heritage.

Through a special partnership with Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, Google Earth brings the country’s unique culture alive to virtual visitors from across the globe. Via Google Earth, users are invited to learn more about Mexico, its history, heritage and tourism.

Valuable information is available for museums, as well as archaeological, historic and prehispanic sites. With a click, you get descriptions, opening times and addresses. Street View imagery, Street View models, videos and virtual tours make it feel like you are actually visiting these cultural landmarks.

Chichén Itzá pyramid being captured by Street View cameras. This imagery is now available in Google Earth and Google Maps.

Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History is bringing the country's unique culture and landmarks online through Google Earth and Google Maps technology.

As the result of an annual competition for college students, more SketchUp models are being added all the time. Entrants design their own highly detailed representations of historic buildings in Mexico. Street View imagery is also constantly being updated, bring more and more of Mexico to Google Earth.

The National Museum of Anthropology is soon to be included in the Google Art Project, which allows anyone with an internet connection to explore museums from around the world, view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels and even create and share collection of masterpieces. With amazing capabilities like these, technology is making it easier than ever to experience the color and atmosphere of Mexico, without even leaving your own house.

3D SketchUp model of the Pirámide de los Danzantes, available in Google Earth.