Posts Tagged ‘Terra Preta’

Google StreetView Starts Mapping The Amazon

Published by pratyushkp on August 20th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Image by Getty Images via @daylife

Armchair travelers rejoice! Google StreetView has set its sights on the Amazon.

A team of Googlers are currently traveling the Amazon by boat and by bike to collect panoramic images of the River and the surrounding communities, the Telegraph reports.

The team is filming a 30-mile section of the Rio Negro River tributary from Manaus to Terra Preta, the Daily Mail reports.

The tech giant has partnered with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS) to get footage of the rain forest and is even employing locals as tour guides–locals will pedal tricycles armed with cameras to show indigenous cultures.

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