Undiscovered Possibilities – Google Earth | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it

"While Germans tend to talk about privacy and how the internet takes away our freedom, chief Almir of the Surui tribe in Brazil came up with an idea when he first came in contact with Google Earth. He saw it as a great tool to visualize the devastation of the rainforest.  With the help of Google providing the knowledge and equipment he started the project and provided an unfiltered perspective never seen before. A growing project on a growing problem that should matter to all of us. It’s never a service or product itself that matters, it’s what you do with it. Check the video and see for yourself." 

 

Globalization inherently brings serendipitous juxtapositions.  In this clip we see the merger of geospatial technologies to protect indigenous cultures and their cultural ecology. 


Via Richard Petry, Seth Dixon