FINS recently went behind the scenes with the +Google Earth Outreach team, which helps organizations use Google's mapping tools to visualize their causes. Earth Outreach, which started as a 20 percent project, has helped the Jane Goodall Institute visualize disappearing populations of chimpanzees in Tanzania and shown the effect of illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. Rebecca Moore, the engineer who started the effort, describes her work:

What we're doing is providing a platform for authoritative sources to tell their side of the story, to present data in a way that can take the whole world on a virtual guided tour to a place in a much more immersive fashion than was possible before.

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