Saturday, 20 August 2011

Google adds the Amazon River to 'street view'

This is just a short post, that I thought I should mention, as I discovered recently that Google begins photographing the Amazon for Street View. For those not familiar, Street View provides the user will a full 360 degree view of a point on the map, the user is then able to jump into another 360 to see the next stage. This is relatively seamless, so it feels like you are actually moving along the river.

This should be interesting for any of our environmental orientated academics and students. This will effectively allow students to view the Amazon River as if travelling down it on a boat. Worth keeping an eye out for this project - I think you can expect others to follow.

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