Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Bolsa Floresta on Google Maps

The Bolsa Floresta is Brazil’s internationally recognised programme for the preservation of traditional communities and environment in the Amazon rainforest. To highlight the projects being carried out in the region the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) has used Google Maps to create the Bolsa Floresta Platform.

The platform uses Google Map and the Google Earth browser plug-in to present information about the investments made by FAS in forest economy, social development and community organisation. Alongside these data layers the platform includes additional map layers about land use management, land use changes, vegetation, hydrography, soils, climate and a number of media layers with street view imagery, videos, photos and 3D buildings.

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