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Map of the Amazon River drainage basin, with the Amazon River highlighted.

Mapazonia is a project to map collaboratively in OpenStreetMap the  Amazon rainforest region (well known under the name Amazonia), drained by the  Amazon river and its tributaries. Using satellite imagery to improve the coverage of the map, mapping rivers geometry, transport and land use. The project began discussed at meetings of the Latin American community, and discussions occur primarily in talk-latam mailing list.

General information

The Amazon basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 6,915,000 km² (2,670,000 sq mi), or roughly 40 percent of the South American continent. It is for most part located in Brazil, but it is also draining waters from French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

More info in Amazon basin on Wikipedia...

How you can contribute

At the moment the project doesn't have active mapping efforts. Updates will be posted to this wikipage and talk-latam mailing list.


Satellite Imagery


It is important to review the boundaries between countries:




For requests of information, please contact Vitor George.

In the media

Here we list articles in major or even local media: