HOUSTON — In-person visitors to the San Jacinto Monument have long enjoyed the spectacular view from the observation deck. Looking over the main battle site, with the bustling Houston Ship Channel and the Battleship Texas in the background, inspires history lovers and casual observers alike with thoughts of Texas pride.
In order to help keep that spirit alive beyond the sacred South Texas soil, BrandExtract has teamed with the San Jacinto Museum of History and Earthcam to install a high definition DSLR camera on top of the country’s tallest war monument.
The camera delivers live high definition footage from just below the Lone Star, more than 500 feet in the Texas sky.
The monument camera provides new ways to engage with the museum and a different perspective on the battleground site and surrounding Houston Ship Channel. Web users can use the Earthcam tools to create their own snapshots of the view or browse their favorite screen captures in the user-submitted gallery. Visitors can access the live view at any time and use the feed to observe the weather or watch live footage of a storm or hurricane.
“The BrandExtract team has worked with the San Jacinto Museum of History for more than 12 years,” said Malcolm Wolter, VP of Digital at BrandExtract. “We are always looking for new ways to help people from all over the world connect with the monument. Enhancing the digital experience with the addition of live footage from the monument will allow history buffs, school children and just about everyone else to connect with the incredibly significant event that took place there via this new technology on the newly re-designed San Jacinto Museum of History website.”
The live camera feed launched on July 4, 2014 to the San Jacinto website.
View the live footage at www.sanjacinto-museum.org/.