Google Starts Mapping The Amazon Rainforest For Street View

Posted Aug 25, 2011

The Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Street View cameras have gone nautical to capture the Amazon rainforest. Google is also using bicycle cameras to capture the rainforest.

Google partnered with the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS) to get the footage of the endangered rainforest. FAS promotes the awareness of the Amazon’s diversity. Google had also hired some of the local indigenous people to pedal Google’s Street View bikes to capture photos.

“Once all the images are uploaded to the internet, we can share the local culture and beauty of the Amazon with anyone, anywhere in the world. Without the vision, creativity and dedication of our partners, this endeavor would not be possible,” stated Google’s head of the Street View project in the Amazon Karin Tuxen-Bettman. It is uncertain how long the Amazon project will taken. Google is also working on charting Antarctica.

[Telegraph UK]