October 28, 2009
Pop City Magazine just published an article featuring our work with the Surui Tribe and Google.
From the article:
Rhiza Labs is working with an endangered tribe in the Amazon rainforest to save their homeland.
The South Side’s firm was asked by Google and the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) to develop a platform that gathers data on “rugged” mobile devices and creates detailed maps, which will be used to chart the Surui territory in Brazil. Armed with the technology, the tech-savvy tribal leaders plan to put the maps on Google Earth to prove irrefutably that illegal mining and logging is taking place on their 600,000 acres.
Read the full story over at Pop City.