MATIENZO CAVES PROJECT
Aerial Panoramic Photos & Videos

   A number of aerial, 360° panoramic photos and videos have been taken with the aim of finding new holes or investigating those in places that are difficult to access. An early success (early 2018) was the discovery of Torca del Dron (site 4669), a few metres down from the track at Los Cantones (the end of the TV Mast track).
    The photos and videos are presented here so that interested cavers can compare them with annotated maps and photographs supplied through Google Earth, OruxMaps or other sources. (The Matienzo QGIS map has layers accessing Pangazer with these photos and videos so people who have downloaded that map (version 181015 or later) do not need to load either PanGazer or the panoramas from this page.)
   The latest overview map (10/12/18) shows the extent of grey video tracks and blue panorama circles with the permit area and cave centre lines.

Photo panoramas
    The 60 aerial panoramas (marked on the maps with blue circles) are 360° panoramas (23 photos stitched together; large size - about 120Mb in size) taken by drone flying some tens of metres above the ground. The images should be viewed with PanGazer to get the most from them. Some photos are more informative than others and have been taken in different lighting conditions. Some may have site number(s) superimposed to aid orientation or highlight features.
    When a thumbnail jpg below is left-clicked, a larger version is shown. Each panorama is indicated as a dark blue circle and has a code displayed: date and video number. A left-click over each dark blue circle will view the (distorted) 360° aerial panorama file. Right-clicking over a dark blue circle will download the aerial panorama file for subsequent viewing in PanGazer.

Photo viewer - Pangazer.
   Pangazer, a program written by Mike Cowlishaw and highly suited to viewing 360° drone panoramas. As well as rotation and zoom, features include multiple views, addition of compass points and a link to Google Maps to show where the panorama was taken.
   The PanGazer website has complete instructions and a download page. The program folder can be installed anywhere and you may wish to put a shortcut to the appropriate exe file on the desktop. Once PanGazer is started, the panorama files can be dragged into the window or loaded from the Image/Open new image... menu. Two screens are a definite advantage to compare an aerial panorama photo with a map.

Videos
These are edited aerial videos on YouTube. Left-click to view. A kml file for Google Earth and a map are provided for nearly all the flight paths. However, the drone's camera was not necessarily switched on through the whole flight and / or sections of the flight video may have been edited out. Most of each video has a view point looking straight down although there are often oblique views at the beginning and / or end of each video. Every flight path has red chevrons indicating the direction of travel.

Juan Corrin, May 2018. Updated October, December 2018


3 6 0 °    A E R I A L     P A N O R A M A S   Click image to enlarge and choose photo. (Latest update 1st December 2018)
Alisas-Trillos-Seldesuto
Alisas-Trillos-Seldesuto.jpg
Lastrilla-Cubija
Lastrilla-Cubija.jpg
Matienzo-north
Matienzo-north.jpg
Muela-Mullir
Muela-Mullir.jpg
Riaño-south
Riano-south.jpg
SanAntonio-south
SanAntonio-south.jpg
SouthVega-east-CruzUsano
SouthVega-east.jpg
SouthVega-west
SouthVega-west.jpg
Vallina-Colorado
Vallina-Colorado.jpg
Somo-Piluca
Somo-Piluca.jpg
   

A E R I A L   V I D E O S     (latest update 10th December 2018)
Video on YouTube
Left-click to play
date General area in video Map
Left-click to enlarge
kml file for Google Earth
left-click to activate
ElNaso-Cubija 5/4/2018

El Naso --> over Cubija

   
LaSecada-ElNaso 12/8/2018 Over and below the Bosmartín road, towards La Secada. DJI_0454-LaSecada-Map.jpg
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Bosmartín-El Naso-Cubija 18/8/2018 Bosmartín road down towards Cubija. DJI_0525-0526-Bosmartin-Map.jpg

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Cubija - Portón 18/8/2018 NW from Cueva Portón DJI_0553-Cubija-Map.jpg
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Lastrilla 1/9/2018 Northwest of Cueva Lastrilla ../AerialVideos/DJI_0926-Lastrilla-Map.jpg
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S Vega (Vera Negra) 27/8/2018 North and east of Torca de la Vera Negra. DJI_0825-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega (TV Mast valley) 29/7/2018 Up the valley south of Cueva de la Cantones. DJI_0219-0243-SVega-Map.jpg
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S Vega (to site 4416) 30/7/2018 Traverse along the hillside east to site 4416 DJI_0276-SVega-4416-Map.jpg
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Fuente Aguanaz (SJ) 20/8/2018 Over the end of Sarah Jean Inlet in Fuente Aguanaz DJI_0681-AguanazSJ-Map.jpg
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Fuente Aguanaz (SJ) 20/8/2018 Over the end of Sarah Jean Inlet in Fuente Aguanaz DJI_0683-AguanazSJ-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 01 19/8/2018 South of La Rasa down towards Seldesuto DJI_0554-LaRasa01-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 02 19/8/2018 South of La Rasa down towards Seldesuto DJI_0580-LaRasa02-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 03 19/8/2018 Over the crevices and pits at La Rasa DJI_0581-LaRasa03-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 04 19/8/2018 SE towards La Rasa DJI_0582-0606-LaRasa04-Map.jpg
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La Rasa 05 19/8/2018 SW towards La Rasa DJI_0607-0631-0655-LaRasa05-Map.jpg
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Los Trillos 19/8/2018 Short flight at Los Trillos DJI_0656-0680-LosTrillos-Map.jpg
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Duengo 23/7/2018 Short flight up and out from "Arthur's Rock" DJI_0038-0062-Duengo-Map.jpg
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La Colina 11/8/2018 Up La Colina to inspect site 4211 area. DJI_0453-LaColina-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 Fly around the north side of the 500m diameter Hoya de Yusa and return across the middle. DJI_0062-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 North side and centre inspection of the Hoya de Yusa. DJI_0063-0064-0088-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 Along the south, west and northwest sides of the depression before coming back across the middle. DJI_0089-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Hoya de Yusa 14/11/2018 Criss-crossing the depression. Filmed using head goggles to direct the view point. DJI_0091-HoyadeYusa-Map.jpg
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Riaño/La Gatuna 11/8/2018 Out along the spur between Riaño and La Gatuna. DJI_0378-0402-RianoLaGatuna-Map.jpg
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El Somo 19/11/2018 A flight to the east towards La Piluca. DJI_0233-Somo-east-Map.jpg
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El Somo 19/11/2018 Out towards Piluca and back. No map No KML file
El Somo 19/11/2018 Flying along the ridge at El Somo. DJI_0284-Somo-east-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 18/11/2018 Close to La Piluca, on the northeast ridge. DJI_0107-Piluca-northeast-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 18/11/2018 Further out from La Piluca, to the north-northeast. DJI_0108-Piluca-northeast-Map.jpg
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La Piluca 18/11/2018 Northeast of La Piluca including flights over the terrain above Codisera. DJI_0133-Piluca-northeast-Map.jpg
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Vallina 01 13/11/2018 Colorado - west of Vallina 1 and the track. (DJI_0959) DJI_0959-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 02 13/11/2018 Colorado - west of Vallina 1 and the track. (DJI_0960) DJI_0960-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 03 13/11/2018 Colorado - flying over Galería de Germán, Vallina 1, east of the track. (DJI_1010) DJI_1010-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 04 13/11/2018 Colorado - flying mainly west-east over the NE section of Vallina 1, over the valley under which most of Vallina 1 appears to run. (DJI_1011) DJI_1011-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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Vallina 05 13/11/2018 Northwest of El Castro - flying over the upstream sumps of Vallina 1 and the 2017/2018 extensions. (DJI_1058) DJI_1058-Vallina-Colorado-Map.jpg
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