18 Aug '11, 8am

Google Begins Mapping For Street View in the Amazon

Despite the project's name, streets are actually few and far between in the Brazilian state of Amazonas. So, like most of the region's inhabitants, who reside in isolated villages tucked along the riverfront, Google's international team of surveyors travelled by boat and bike to collect panoramic images of the lush ecosystem and the communities that reside there which few will ever get the chance to visit themselves. To help with what is sure to offer some of the most fascinating Street View sights yet, Google has partnered with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS), a group that works to promote social, economic, and environmental awareness of the region, home to thousands of indigenous peoples whose cultures have been largely inaccessible to much of the world. The project has even enlisted the help of local residents to pedal Google's camera-equipped tricycles througho...

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