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Google Street View heads to Amazon

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  August 24, 2011 11:47 AM

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With all this who needs to travel?

Google Street View already will take you to Hawaiian beaches and landmarks around the globe like Big Ben, the Colosseum, and Tokyo Tower.

Now, according to the Google Blog, you can take a look around places more far afield like Stonehenge and the peaks of Whistler, BC.

The latest is that Google teams are taking their newish camera-equipped street trike, which can go where no Google car has gone before, to the Amazon. The first phase will focus on a 30 mile section of the Rio Negro River, extending from the Tumbira community near Manaus to the Terra Preta community, with the goal of turning stills of the river and communities into 360-degree panoramics. Here are some photos of the folks at work.

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