Google announced on its LatLong blog that on the occasion of World Forest Day, from now onwards, you can now view images of the Amazon on Google Street View. Last August, Google announced that members of its Brazil and US Street View and Google Earth Outreach teams would collect images of the Amazon basin, and more specifically of the Rio Reserve.
This project was made possible in partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), the local nonprofit conservation organization that invited us to the area. Google used the Street View trike and a tripod camera with a fisheye lens—typically used to capture imagery of business interiors—to capture both the natural landscape and the local communities. In all, more than 50,000 still photos were stitched together to create these immersive, 360-degree panoramic views: