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Submission + - Google Street View Spreads to the Amazon. (sky.com) 4

FBeans writes: “Google has used a pedal-powered tricycle to start photographing the vast Amazon rainforest as part of its global Street View facility.”

“Although the pictures will only show a small slice of the gigantic forest, members of the Sustainable Amazon Foundation (FAS) which helped Google carry out the project, hope it will help spread environmental awareness.”

Now we can all go on rain-forest tours or travel down the Rio Negro river, “a boat with the tricycle on top took thousands of shots of the jungle and its residents.”

With Google spreading it’s street-view to businesses, geothermal mapping of the US and now the Amazon. Is there anything that Google won’t point a camera at? And what’s next?

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Google Street View Spreads to the Amazon.

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  • They'll have to rename it now. Offroad view, or river view. Coz' there ain't no streets..

    • Perhaps the inhabitants of the Amazon consider these to be streets?

      • Well, they certainly use them for travelling, but I'm not sure if it fits the definition

        n: a thoroughfare that is lined with buildings.

        It doesn't specify the material or the mode of transport! But I don't think there are a huge amount of buildings in the Amazon...

        • The OED says:

          a public road in a city, town, or village, typically with houses and buildings on one or both sides

          "Typically" might save the day here here, it just depends on what a village is. Then again a lot of existing roads on Street View are just going between cities/towns/villages so perhaps the name was already wrong?

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