Worldwide Transportation Library to Conduct Research of Costa Rica Highways

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The Worldwide Transportation Library (WWTL) provides road and railroad photographs to international travelers. Throughout 2009, the WWTL has visited and photographed the highways of Latin America, including México and Colombia. This September, the WWTL will visit Costa Rica to photograph the Pan-American Highway and other national routes.

The Worldwide Transportation Library (WWTL, today announces its continuation of research and development for Latin America roads. From early on this year, the website produced new roadside photographs from Tijuana, México and Bogotá, Colombia. This September, the WWTL will conduct research inside Costa Rica, an important crossroads for travel tourism and international traffic in Central America. Special emphasis will be paid to various national roads linking Costa Rica's shores and international frontiers, including the Pan-American Highway, an unofficial ribbon of asphalt claiming a connection from Alaska to Patagonia.

Not only will the WWTL take photographs of the aforementioned highways, they also intend to capture video along Costa Rican roadways to demonstrate traffic movement and changing scenery. It is the WWTL's goal to familiarise potential Costa Rica tourists with photographs of local road conditions, while at the same time, help debunk common misconceptions about the quality of roads and traffic movement in Central America. Each photograph taken during the WWTL's Costa Rica tour will be accompanied by trivia including GPS coordinates and a list of major junctions along each road (e.g., a major city, airport, or national park).

"Costa Rica is a diverse crossroads for technology, wildlife, coastal shores and coffee production ", states Carl Rogers, owner of the Worldwide Transportation Library. "From the computer you use to the coffee you drink everyday, your daily life involves Costa Rica though you may not have realised it. At the heart of this Central American society is its diverse geographic and economic core. The Pan-American Highway and national roads therein constitute the glue that ties all corners of Costa Rica together. It is the WWTL's intent to publicly expose this glue, if you will, to draw awareness towards one of the world's most important environmental and economic centres."

With five continents worth of railroad and highway captures, the WWTL caters to tourists who map their own travels. It also serves as a web-resource for viatologists (i.e., those who scientifically study roads). The WWTL touts a large library of photographs, videos, and 360-degree panoramic views from the world. As a global supplier of media, the WWTL also offers translations in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.


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