Travel to the Amazon with “Street View”March 23, 2012 (video)
Two days ago, on World’s Forest Day, Google Maps debuted “Street View” for the Amazon Basin, which compiles ground-level photography of forests, tributaries, and villages, giving users a front-row ticket to explore the Rio Negro reserve. The project began in August of last year, when Google team members, collaborating with the Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon, assembled a collection of 50,000 still images taken with two cameras, one tripod mounted atop a riverboat and another straddled over a bicycle (trike). The team traversed through the terrain surrounding the reserve, sailing down the river, trekking into the brushwood, and investigating the indigenous architecture to obtain the photographs which were later stitched together to create the panoramic views and simulate seamless “walk-through’s” that bring the Amazon to life.
Learn more: http://www.architizer.com
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