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08-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Google Street View to
Map Amazon

Google Street View ( lets users explore some pretty cool places. How else
could you tour the Colosseum (, the Eiffel Tower ( and Westminister Abbey ( all
in one afternoon? Soon, virtual travellers will also be able canoe down the
Amazon and Rio Negro rivers in Brazil and explore surrounding communities.

In effort to promote awareness of one of the world's most biodiverse
ecosystems, Google ( has partnered with the Sustainable Amazon (
Foundation (FAS) ( to map the Amazon river, as well as the surrounding
forests and river communities.

Members of the Brazilian and U.S. Street View team, along with the Google (
Earth Outreach ( team will mount their Street View camera-trike to a boat
as it floats downstream. They'll also use the trike to pedal along the dirt
paths of communities near the rainforrest. Doing so, they say, will give
viewers a chance to experience what it's like to live and work in Amazonian

"We’re honored to work with FAS on this project to bring the Amazon online
for those who can’t visit in person, and help our partners share with the
world the unique stories of its inhabitants and the beauty of this place
they call home," team leader, Karin Tuxen-Bettman wrote on Google's Lat (
Long Blog (

08-30-2011, 06:29 AM
Pretty cool, I'm still amazed at Google Street View.