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Google Meets Zipline

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 3, 2015

So what could the Internet giant Google possibly have to do with the activity of ziplining? Interestingly, the company has added ziplining as a way to capture its Street View images in some of the world's most remote and hard-to-reach areas.

For example, some of its latest Street View images are of the Amazon rainforest, taken with cameras mounted on ziplines. Thanks to a partnership with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), those who click on Google Street View can now see trees and other forms of plant life in one particular section of the rainforest – from forest floor to upper canopy.

FAS came up with the idea of using a zipline to capture the footage, and they borrowed Google's Trekker (their special Street View camera) to accomplish the task. The nonprofit organization even had to put up its own ziplines to accommodate the camera, which also got shots of native communities near the Aripuaña and Marlepauá rivers.

This marks the second time FAS has partnered with Google on a Street View project. Previously, they used Google's Trike camera to map out parts of the Rio Negro reserve and other protected areas.

Here in the Smoky Mountains, fortunately, you don't have to rely on cameras to get great views of all the scenery. Our Pigeon Forge zip line company puts you in the middle of all the action and all the sights as you fly through our forest canopy.


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