Recently, the Regional Initiative to Integrate South America has begun promoting a transboundary road that would bisect the forested borderlands and connect the two largest cities in the region, while the state governments seek to promote a direct ecological railroad alternative. Both transportation initiatives promise to alter forests and rivers and transform economies and cultures, but these projects also lack the base geographic information necessary to understand their potential transboundary impacts and benefits.
Copyright © 2012, Esri. This article first appeared in ArcNews: 34:3 (2012), 33.
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Salisbury, David S., A.William Flores De Melo, Jorge Vela Alvarado, and Bertha Balbin Ordaya. "Amazonian States Map Threatened Borderlands." ArcNews 34, no. 3 (Fall 2012): 33.