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EAAMS, the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites

The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites is used to generate point data for use with Google Earth. Our output is a KMZ file.

There are three layers of data:

Rank I sites, alphabetized
Rank II sites, alphabetized
Rank III - V sites, alphabetized, sites with no name at the end

When you first add this layer to Google Earth, it will show you the entire Maya area. As you zoom closer, rank II sites will appear, and at an even closer zoom, you will see rank III, IV, and V sites Including those without a name)

Click on the link below for the option to "run" or "Save" or ...

Right-click on the line below, and then select "Save target as" to save to your computer.

Maya Sites for Google Earth

Download this file to your desktop (or choose "open" to run it directly in your copy of Google Earth.)

Next drag and drop the MayaSites.kmz file onto your installed copy of the current version of Google Earth, or, if you have Google Earth installed, double-click on the file to start Google Earth.

High resolution images are available in Google Earth for many parts of the Maya area today.

For an example of this imagery for Maya sites, please see Izamal, Yucatan, Mexico, or Kaminajuyu in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Data in the file MayaSites.kmz is current to our research and the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites as of February 1, 2010, and includes slightly over 6,000 sites.

A full bibliography of the sources of the locations of the sites in the file may be found here: Bibliography (a PDF document)

  Copyright 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 Walter R. T. Witschey and Clifford T. Brown, The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites   Updated 01/31/2010