New York, July 3, 2014 – EarthCam, the experts in partnering with businesses and organizations around the world to showcase their destinations, has teamed up with the San Jacinto Museum of History Association and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to deliver spectacular, real-time views of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, Battleship Texas, the Houston Ship Channel and the skyline of Houston, Texas. The San Jacinto Monument Cam will join other prestigious U.S. landmarks documented by EarthCam including the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, Dealey Plaza, Washington Monument, Time Square and Mount Rushmore.
The San Jacinto Monument Cam is mounted 540’ in the air, directly beneath the 220-ton “Lone Star of Texas” which perches atop the San Jacinto Monument.
The first collaboration in a Texas state park, the San Jacinto Monument Cam provides reliable live-streaming video 24/7 via EarthCam’s StreamCamHD Robotic. The SJM webcam is now live and can be experienced at www.sanjacinto-museum.org or www.earthcam.com.
The EarthCam website and EarthCam LiveCams HD iOS and Android apps allow visitors to see archived video from the past 24 hours; post shots taken by the camera onto the viewer’s individual Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts; and email HD images to others. The EarthCam’s website page also provides current real-time weather information and Google map integration.
“Each year, up to one million guests—including 30,000 students—visit the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, making it the largest, most visited historic park in Texas. Hundreds of thousands of those visitors ride the elevator to the top of the San Jacinto Monument to take in our breath-taking views,” says Larry Spasic, president, San Jacinto Museum of History Association. “Now they will be able to enjoy one of those panoramic views from the comfort of their computer or mobile device, in real time.”
“Weather buffs will enjoy watching weather formations roll into our area, whereas weather authorities will view this EarthCam as an incredible tool to capture weather-in-the-making from one of the highest vantage points in the greater Houston area,” Spasic adds. “Likewise, maritime enthusiasts can watch the never-ending movement of boats and ships from countries across the globe through the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the United States.”
“We are proud to partner with the San Jacinto Museum of History to connect, educate and inspire viewers with amazing live views from the tallest monumental column in the country,” said Clarissa Ramirez, EarthCam Network Product Specialist.
BrandExtract, Union Pacific Railroad, Enstep Technology Solutions and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have provided funding and services to the San Jacinto Museum for the installation of the EarthCam.
ABOUT SAN JACINTO:
The 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which is also a national Historic Landmark, consists of the San Jacinto Battleground, San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas. At 570 feet tall, the monument is the tallest stone column memorial in the world; it is 12” taller than the Washington Monument. Built of reinforced concrete faced with Texas fossilized buff limestone quarried in Burnet County, northwest of the Texas capitol of Austin, it is now widely recognized as one of the best examples of modern architecture in the nation.
The San Jacinto Museum of History is operated by the San Jacinto Museum of History Association—a non-profit organization—in association with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The Museum of History owns the collections of artifacts and documents inside of the Monument and staffs the elevator ride to the observation floor, movie, library and exhibition spaces. Attractions and events run by the Museum include the special and permanent museum exhibits; the famous 489-foot elevator ride to the top of the Monument; the digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto; the annual “San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run/Walk” on a 5K-certified course on the monument grounds; and the annual daylong San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment which is held the Saturday closest to the state holiday of San Jacinto Day on April 21.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department operates and maintains the 1,200-acre San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which consists of the San Jacinto Battleground, Monument and Battleship Texas (the first battleship memorial museum in the United States). The San Jacinto Battlefield and the Battleship Texas are both National Historic Landmarks; the monument has received the prestigious designations of State and National Historic Structure by The American Society of Civil Engineers.
EarthCam is the global leader in delivering world class webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides time-lapse megapixel cameras, live streaming video and complete managed services for corporate and government clients in more than 1,500 international cities. With numerous applications in the construction, transportation, entertainment and tourism industries, EarthCam's revolutionary camera systems deliver superior HD clarity, monitoring, documenting and archiving of the world's most important projects and events.
The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, which offer views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, Miami Beach, Abbey Road Crossing in London, Petra in Jordan and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
To experience more of EarthCam, visit www.earthcam.com.