Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Silk Road on Google Maps


Die Seidenstrasse is an interactive tour of the Silk Road using Google Maps satellite imagery, photos and audio. The tour was created by Swiss broadcasters SRF to accompany a televised documentary series that is currently airing on Friday nights in Switzerland.

The tour animates along the Silk Road from Venice to China and includes an audio commentary with accompanying music, photos and 360 degree panoramas of interesting locations along the route. It is possibly to listen and watch the tour in chronological order or you can jump to a specific section by picking a country from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

The tour is entirely in German