Check out how a small part of the Amazon rainforest got added into Google “street” view.
The actual Amazon “street” view: http://maps.google.com/?t=h&layer=c&cbll=-3.137768,-60.493357&panoid=1ci-8iBT_UuG1dlrUy1vzg&cbp=12,154.19„0,-2.8&ie=UTF8&ll=-3.142916,-60.488234&spn=0.081674,0.132093&z=14
What’s interesting about it (according to TechCrunch):
- You feel like you are on a boat.
- Took 50,000 still pictures, which have been stitched into 50km of shore, forest, and village for users pleasure.
- It’s amazing how small the patch of coverage really is, in comparison with the vastness of the Amazon. They say that the age of discovery is over, and in a way it is, but it’ll be a long time before you can wander freely in the jungle or all over Antarctica in any kind of detail.