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Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View, reports @mongabay

Amazon rainforest communities are being added to Google Street View, reports @mongabay

Amazon rainforest communities added to Google Street View mongabay.com August 22, 2011 Google Street View cameras mounted on a speed boat in Brazil. Google is adding addresses along sections of the Amazon River and Rio Negro in Brazil to its Street View service. In partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), an organization that has helped the Brazilian state of Amazonas develop and implement innovative forest protection projects, members of Google Earth Outreach and Street View are taking pictures of river communities and rainforest along the banks of two of the world's largest rivers and adding them to Google Places and Google Maps. Google says the effort aims to provide the public with images of the region and build local capacity to use technology. "We’re training some of FAS’s representatives on the imagery collection process and leaving some of our eq...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0821-google_amazon_street_v...

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