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Google Street View Snaps & Maps the Amazon

World’s leading web search giant Google Inc. is all set to cover South American forest Amazon with the help of its Street View service for Google Maps feature.

The Mountain View, California-based Google Inc. has revealed that it is adding Amazon and Rio Negro river along with the dense forest in the Brazil with the help of Foundation for a Sustainable Amazon (FAS).

"For many outdoor enthusiasts, travellers and environmentalists, this creates an opportunity to experience the wonders of the Amazon, which will be accessible in a way they'd previously only dreamed about," Google said in a blog post.

Google has moved trikes over boats mounted with cameras to capture the panoramic view of the regions and its native communities. The Street View project will cover first 30 mile section of the Rio Negro river tributary to Terra Preta.

The company has revealed that the Street View service which has been thwarted by security agencies and government authorities of various countries including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom along with the United States of America has been welcomed by the native communities of the dense forest.

The FAS is working to popularise the native culture and people and aware the urban population about the largely inaccessible areas.

Futher images of the project can be viewed here.