Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Google Street View Now Takes You Into The Amazon

Mar 26, 2012
Sorce: Asian Correspondent

In line with World Forest Day on March 21, Google has unveiled Google Amazon Street View, which takes users into the heart of the protected rainforest.

The new feature allows users to have unprecedented access to parts of the Amazon Basin under preservation by the Brazilian government, including the Rio Negro tributary and the surrounding communities.

The photographic maps were assembled from over 50, 000 still images that were taken with Google’s distinctive 360 degree camera-orb placed atop canoes and their Street View Trike.

The project which was first proposed last year, took nine months in the making and is a collaboration between Google and the Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon.

Just last month too, Google unveiled their ‘Street View’ of The Great Barrier Reef.


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