Google Send The Street View Trike Up The Amazon

Just when you thought that there were some places on earth where Google Street View could not reach, it turns out that Google have sent their trusty old Street View Trike up the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers in Brazil. The Google team are out there already and working with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), which is a local conservation project. The images will show the rivers and the rain forest, in fact for people who would never get the chance to go there; this must be a great opportunity to this region close up.

According to posting in the Official Google Blog;

We will pedal the Street View trike along the narrow dirt paths of the Amazon villages and manoeuvre it up close to where civilization meets the rainforest. We’ll also mount it onto a boat to take photographs as the boat floats down the river. The tripod—which is the same system we use to capture imagery of business interiors—will also be used to give you a sense of what it’s like to live and work in places such as an Amazonian community center and school.

Source [Gizmag]