Tour the Amazon with Street View

This project originated about two years
ago with this amazing idea to bring Street View technology to the Amazon as a way to bring
people who are online all over the world to the Amazon to
see the beauty of the forests and the beauty of the river for themselves. We’ve decided to start at the Rio Negro Sustainable
Development Reserve. Where we’ll collect images
from the river, and then,
collect images from the community
and its surrounding area. We intend to get images from some tracks in the forest,
to represent a bit of the community’s
daily life. The Street View Trike is a vehicle
developed by Google that uses the cameras
that collect Street View images on top of the cars. And they’ve adapted it
on top of a tricycle so that the vehicle can collect
images where cars can’t go. We are training employees of
the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation as well as local community members and
will be leaving the equipment with them so that they can continue to share their
point of view with the world and continue to collect data
that they would like to see online as well. Google has an amazing vision to bring the world and all its diversity and all of its beauty to the global online audience through Google Maps and Google Earth and this is one amazing project
that helps to do that.

99 thoughts on “Tour the Amazon with Street View

  1. To bad we can't see area 51 in street view… Which means they are keeping all that mountain dew to themselves -_-

  2. Yes, and then the US goes into more debt… I find fixing the problem is definitely better than treating the solution. Good job…

  3. I would your partially right and partially wrong. Solving poverty requires integrity of people. A just government comes from honest people.

  4. Google street view was made to look around the world, but most people only use it to look at their houses LOL.

  5. True, in fact aid makes stuff worse because it gives rise to capital flight, bureaucracy and corruption. Plus, there will always be misallocation of resources with aid and the money may not always go into infrastructure. What google could possibly do is help these poor countries is create employment which will help countries leave the poverty cycle and develop, just like it helped countries like India and Malaysia.

  6. Dude, I take economics and the guy is right. Giving money to a poor country doesn't feed them as the politicians, who also need money might keep it for themselves. Plus, people need to know how to spend their money. Sometimes govt's may just end up spending money on stupid stuff like sports stadiums (Common thing in India). Plus, it leads to corruption and bureaucracy (Again India is an excellent example). India has a but-load of money, but it spends it all on the wrong things.

  7. Next is Google Moon Street View and Google Mars Street View. Also, one day we'll probably see Google Solar System Street View… Way to go Google, you are a fantastic company!

  8. Rome wasn't built in a day, so we gotta simply be patient and wait a little. Google is doing huge advances real fast, and I'm sure that Indiana in HD is closer than we think! 🙂

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  10. If traveling the world could expand a man's intelligence; than GOOGLE maps will make the whole world's population smarter. Maybe if man could see the beauty of the world, than we will be more interested in preserving it. Thank you Google! Your innovative enterprises and the Internet could elevate humans to the status that GOD intended for man.

  11. How to join those Amazon programs and be a part of it? It would be cool if I can share the views here.. Indonesian forest, sea, and all those views .. through Amazon !

  12. Efe Dekorasyon olarak alanımızda bugüne kadar bitirmiş olduğumuz işlerin yanında, halen taahhüdü altında bulunan işlerle ilgili çalışmalarımıza, sürekli titizlik ve kalite anlayışından ödün vermemeksizin devam etmekteyiz. Dekorasyon ve inşaat işlerinde yapmış olduğumuz çalışmalar ve profesyonelliği en ön planda tutarak verilen itinalı hizmetler sayesinde müşterilerimizin artan güvenini kazanmakta, başarılı işlere imza atmaktayız.

  13. @jxckacm r you are right. who can believe it even you showed this. And, if you do this is easy to make daily $30 without investing a cent:P. if you wanna try just try now ->

  14. Gostaria de saber porque não filmaram um dos bairros mais lindos de Florianópolis; o bairro de Coqueiros,quando aqui no Paraná filmaram todos os recantos da pequena cidade de Antonina ,Ficaria grato por uma resposta

  15. live earth view would be both amazing and incredibly useful in a myriad of ways
    currently only the military have this technology, but this was paid for by all of us the people who have worked and paid our dues into our societies and economies so all of us sholud have access to live view technology through platforms like google earth or google maps through live view satellite technology – it's probably beyond the capability of google or bandwidth of infrastructure yet available tho'…..?

  16. Surely this is a joke…. but they actually went there…. or is that not actually the Amazon?…

  17. ทั้งหมดมันเป็นความลับเหอรคะ่เราไม่รู้จริงๆขอโทษที่แชร์ไปที่อื่นไม่ได้ตั้งใจคิดว่าเราจะช่วยกันพัฒนาสิ่งต่างๆไปพร้อมๆกันยิ่งรับรู้มากยิ่งดีมันจะพัฒนาออกไปได้อีกคือแค่ช่วงนี้เท่านั้นเพราะเราไม่รู้อะไรด้านนี้จริงๆแต่ด้านนี้มันจะช่วยเราทำอพไรได้ง่ายขึ้นเพียงแค่เราจะเข้าใจกันบ้านภาษาเราไม่ได้จริงๆเราอยากให้พัฒนาด้านภาษามากที่สุดแล้ว^^

  18. เราจะพัฒนามันไปด้วยกันค่ะขอบคุณค่ะที่พายายามทำความเข้าใจเราขอบคุณจริงๆค่ะเราจะตั้งใจทำมันสัญาญา

  19. Thanks,The Google's,company interest on the Street Map around our world for humanity use for a easy life to humanity,(Civil&Military),as an instrument to a secured,peaceful world,appreciative,a humanity ethos. regards,Oyekunle Ajayi.

  20. The best use of Google Streetview, after getting consent, to view their world. Superb project in the context of informed consent! Bravo.

  21. Yo quisiera que vinieran a Nicaragua, y quisiera trabajar en este proyecto fabuloso. Me ha impresionado Google con este proyecto.

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