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Google Begins 'Street View' Project of the Amazon

There is a mapping project of the Amazon in Brazil, led by Google. In the Amazon forest, there aren't many roads. So, Google is capturing those panoramic views by mounting cameras on a boat that is running up and down rivers and using an over-sized tricycle to move along dirt paths through the forest.

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Google's "Street View" project has received some bad publicity in the past and some have accused the internet giant of invading their privacy. But in this case, Google says locals invited the company in. An Amazonian conservation group says it hopes the project will bring global attention to the challenges of climate change, deforestation and poverty in the region.

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