Google launches cultural map of Brazil’s Amazon tribe
AFP, 16 June 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Google unveiled a cultural map of Brazil’s Surui indigenous people, a digital tool that will help the Amazonian tribe share their vast knowledge of the forest and fight illegal logging. The map, the result of a five-year partnership between Surui chief Almir and Google, was released online for the first time at a business forum held on the sidelines of Rio+20. The map is a collection of pictures and videos mapping historical sites and offering 3-D visualization of Surui territory in the northwestern Brazilian state of Rondonia. It is available at:, as well as on Google Earth. Read the article …