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Microsoft maps including Brazil shanty towns

2014 will be a big year for Brazil as far as hosting the World Cup is concerned and regardless of the controversy that surrounds the money spent we expect plenty of travellers and football fans will be heading to the country. Whether you are more interested in the tourist hotspots or want to experience the real life away from the prestigious places, news that Microsoft is mapping shanty towns in Brazil will be a healthy addition to getting more locations online.

As Microsoft commences their project to bring Brazil shanty towns to their maps this will aim to reduce the digital divide across the globe, allowing local economies to make the most of the localized information currently shown online.

The shanty towns known as favelas are discussed on The Next Web site, which mentions how this will allow communities to participate in the digital town square.

Microsoft maps including Brazil shanty towns

In addition, Microsoft’s search engine Bing will be attending the Global Innovation Summit, which could in turn highlight the opportunity for stakeholders to discover the potential of these communities.

This could be a good way for more attention to be paid to Brazil shanty towns in the future, as Microsoft maps could be used to explore the more congested parts of this country.

Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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