Google have mapped most places on the Earth and now their cameras are on an expedition to the Amazon.
Boat mounted 360 degree cameras and film crews are busy mapping the South American rain forest in the latest Street View project.
Soon you will be able to explore the Amazon rain forest from the comfort of your armchair!
Native Amazonians have been hired to use Google camera “trikes” to cycle through local villages to take pictures of one the most remote and biodiverse parts of the world.
Google teams are now sailing the Rio Negro River that extends from the Tumbira community near Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, to Terra Preta capturing images for armchair viewers.
Expanding horizons: Google teamed up with Brazil's Amazonas Sustainable Foundation to develop the project
In the recent past Google Street recordings have been controversial, with residents complaining they invaded their privacy. Austria, Germany and India and have all sought bans.
The Foundation For A Sustainable Amazon invited Google to the Amazon.
The foundation promotes awareness of the Amazon’s indigenous population; cultures that have been previously inaccessible to the rest of the world except by intrepid explorers.
Photos of penguins in Antarctica were recorded by Google teams last year including Pompeii, the Australian outback, Brazil’s famous beaches, the Palace of Versailles the Africa plains.