Google Goes to the Amazon

Amazon Indians Using Google EarthLast month, a group of Geo Googlers went to visit an Amazon indian tribe, and to see for themselves areas of the Amazon forests protected by this tribe from deforestation for profit. Google Earth became involved in 2006 when a group of conservationists began teaching the indian tribe how to use GPS technology to map their sacred grounds to help gain Brazilian government protection for their forests. In 2007, the Chief of the Suiri tribe visited Google and met with Google Earth Outreach founder Rebecca Moore. Rebecca led last month’s trip to help train members of the Suiri other ways they can use the Internet to help their cause. See her Google Blog post, or the post from another Googler about the trip, or read the summary of the trip (with photos) at the Outreach site.
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  1. I don’t like this idea. Introducing modern technologies will likely announce the end of native indian era. Why don’t these guys let them live their way. What gadget are next? Car, chain-saw,…gun?

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