The camera is located at the SIAG Pyramids Hotel in Giza,
about 1.5 kilometers east-northeast of the Pyramids Plateau. It is placed at the
highest point in the area, and is over 200 feet above street level. This affords
us the best possible view of the pyramids looking from east to west into the sunset. If we were any
closer, it would be difficult to take in the entire plateau in
one image. If we were farther away, images would be degraded as a
result of the intervening haze.