A shot of the Google Street View Amazon Rainforest
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Environment, Science.
Photo: Google

Enjoy cruising the streets using Google’s Street View function on Google Maps? Get ready to hit the Amazon Rainforest!

The company has finally taken the wraps off its new incredible new addition – a 360-degree virtual mapping of a section of the Rio Negro river (over 50 kilometers of forest, rivers, and villages!). From the Google blog:

Take a virtual boat ride down the main section of the Rio Negro, and float up into thesmaller tributaries where the forest is flooded. Stroll along the paths of Tumbira, the largest community in the Reserve, or visit some of the other communities who invited us to share their lives and cultures. Enjoy a hike along an Amazon forest trail and see where Brazil nuts are harvested. You can even see a forest critter if you look hard enough!

Awesome. Take a look at a video Google put together of how they filmed the Rio Negro – and then hit the virtual river yourself to take a peek inside the Amazon.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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