Google Street View Maps the Amazon

First, Google's Street View mapped our neighborhoods. Then, the camera-adorned bike made its way to Antarctica. Now, the Street View team has mapped a section of the Amazon.

The project stitches together more than 50,000 photos to give viewers a virtual tour of the Rio Negro region. It allows people to float up the Amazon, visit villages, and walk trails through the rainforest all from the comfort of their desk.

Made possible by a partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), the project gives people access to a region of the world few have the opportunity to visit. Ideally, this will help raise awareness and provide the understanding needed to save this area for future generations.

So don't wait: Take a tour of the Amazon right now!


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Tags: Amazonia | Brazil | Conservation

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