BRAZIL: Internet giant Google has unveiled its five-year partnership with Brazil’s Surui Indigenous people, unveiling an online map which helps the tribe fight illegal logging.
The map was released online for the first time at the UN Rio+20, media reported. The map is a collection of pictures and videos which chart historical sites and gives a 3D depiction of the territory. It is available at www.paiter.org and Google Earth.
Surui chief Almir said the tool “shows the value of our culture to the world through Google”. He proposed the idea to Google five years ago while visiting the United States of America.