The New Adventure Of Google Maps Is In The Amazon Rainforest

Posted On 03 Mar 2015
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Tag: Google maps explore Amazon rainforest, Google Maps explore remote area Amazon forest

Google Maps continues to improve.

In its next technological feat, Google will show how a cable slides through the trees of the Amazon jungle.

Several published images represent the latest expansion of the diverse collection of photographs that are popular digital maps Google. The “Street View” option these maps show especially cityscapes and neighborhoods, photographed with cameras placed on cars. But Google has also found more creative methods to portray exotic places where there are no roads.

In his last foray into the wild, Google teamed with Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) environmental group to explore a remote area of ​​the Amazon forest. Google Inc. paid to FAS your Trekker device, a camera mounted on a device originally designed to carry as a backpack shoulder of hikers on trails.

However, FAS Trekker hung a zip line. Google is known for risking a technological level, but this project caused some nervousness at first, Karin Tuxen-Bettman, who oversees agreements Street View said.

The system required workers FAS will advance through the jungle to find a site that could tie the cable zip line, so that the Trekker not bump into branches or trunks to slip through the dense vegetation dome. With the help of some monkeys who joined expeditions, members of FAS found sufficient to lay the cable by the Trekker would travel site.

“One of the things I love about working at Google is that if a partner comes to us with a crazy idea, it probably try” Tuxen-Bettman said.

Since Google developed the Trekker camera in 2012, the device has undertaken other unusual travel. He swam in the Galapagos Islands to shoot underwater nature reserve, and traveled on a dogsled in the Canadian Arctic to photograph the tundra.

The Street View service has generated controversy regarding privacy over the years, because sometimes your images showed unsuspecting pedestrians who performed shameful activities or places where you do not want to be seen. In addition, vehicles carrying cameras secret service collected emails and other personal data transmitted over Wi-Fi networks unsafe between 2007 and 2010, causing outrage and demands worldwide.

Respect for privacy should not be a problem in photos taken by the Trekker in its jungle tour. The only characters in his pictures are only birds and insects.

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