Last fall we told you about Google’s plans to capture Street View imagery in the Amazon Basin, and now the imagery has been released for all to use.
One of the great features of this new imagery is that Google was given special permission to capture areas that are protected by the Brazilian government; even if you traveled over there yourself, there are areas in Street View that you’d never be able to see in person.
The easiest way to explore the imagery is via the Amazon section of the Street View Gallery.
Of course, all of this amazing imagery is available inside of Google Earth as well. You’ll need to be using Google Earth version 6 for it to work. If you’re not familiar with how to use Street View in Google Earth, here are some tips to get you started. Once you’re ready to try it yourself, you can use this KML file to fly to the Amazon to dive in!
For more about this project, you can watch the short video below:
(via Google Lat Long Blog)