Those looking to photo-bomb Google’s Street View will have a bit farther to travel: the 360-degree panoramic mapping service is heading for the Amazon river.
The project joins together Google’s Brazil and U.S. Street View teams with members of the Google Earth Outreach program and the non-profit conservation organization Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS). The teams, who are in the area at the invitation of locals, will start the project with a 50 km area of the Rio Negro river, capturing images of the river and its adjacent communities, surrounding forests, and even the inside of local building interiors, all to provide virtual visitors with a sense of life in the remote but massively bio-diverse region.
Once the project is completed, some of Google’s equipment will be left with FAS members so they can continue to document and share their way of life.
Read more at Gizmag.