Google mounts a camera on a boat and heads along the Amazon to capture the area
Google has mounted a camera on a boat and set off down the
The images will eventually be used to allow you to virtually
float down the river, thanks to Google Street View technology.
The Google Earth Outreach team are currently in the Amazon
rainforest using cameras to capture the river, surrounding forests and
They will cycle the narrow dirt paths of Amazonian villages,
float down the river and capture a sense of what it’s like to live and work in
places like an Amazonian community centre and school.
The first phase will see the team film a 50km section of the
Rio Negro River.
Google was invited by not-for-profit conservation
organisation Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon.