No asphalt. No storefronts. No blurred-out license plates or freaky, featureless human faces. Street View Amazon is a whole new kind of Google Street View.
On March 21 — World Forest Day — Google released a package of virtual experiences, most notably a boat ride down the Rio Negro — the largest tributary of the second longest river on earth.
The 360-degree journey is stitched together from more than 50,000 photos snapped in August. In sum, they reveal one of earth’s most inaccessible treasures in a way that has never been brought to the Internet before.
The best part? The Google Brazil employees responsible for the effort left their camera equipment with Amazon locals so they can continue to bring their world to people stuck in front of screens.
Who knows what they’ll bring to the Internet next?