The images that are projected from our camera show the
powerful Cotopaxi volcano, the
Virgin of the Panecillo (an important hill in
the Historical Center of Quito) and the live images of
the daily lives of the people of the Ecuadorian capital.
How does it work?
A modified surveillance camera sits atop the GoEcuador.com
office building in Quito. This camera is a type
of robot controlled by a computer program. The program
instructs the camera to swivel, zoom and take pictures.
These pictures are then transmitted, via a direct internet
connection, to Earth Cam servers. These pictures are then
mounted on to an HTML page via a custom Earth Cam Java
Applet. The images are refreshed every 7 seconds on the
Earth Cam servers. They can be viewed by web surfers by
accessing the Earth
cam Quito Cam section.
A Little Bit of History
In November of 2000, Robert
Carilli awakened the curiosity of the GoEcuador.com
staff with the idea of adding to the page a camera that
transmits live images from Quito for the rest of the world.
And so in December oftion of the streets Alemania and Av. Amazonas.
Since January of 2001, the camera has transmitted the
images of the daily lives of the city 24 hours a day,
seven days a week through the entire year. The communication
media noted the importance of the act See
The Executive President of GoEcuador.com,
Dr. Luis Yerovi, thinks that the camera won’t attract
attention to GoEcuador.com, but rather it is a tool that
will bring the attention of the world to Ecuador and its