Saturday, August 20, 2011

Google Street View Goes to the Amazon

Google's street view project has now gone to the Amazon jungles. The street view pike will be peddled down the amazon jungle trails while another camera will be mounted on a boat and photos taken as it floats down the river. It will photograph the Amazon and the Rio Negro rivers; the project is in association with the FAS (Foundation for Sustainable Amazon).

Google will also be training local villages to handle equipment with it will leave behind and also train them so that work continues even after the Google team leaves. 

The camera being are the same ones that are used to capture imagery of business interiors. This way the viewer will get a feel of what it's like to live and work in the Amazon, especially Amazonian community centers and schools. Still photos will be stretched into 360 degree panoramics

Google further said, 'For many outdoor enthusiasts, travelers and environmentalists, this creates an opportunity to experience the wonders of the Amazon, which will be accessible in a way they’d previously only dreamed about.'

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