Worldwide Transportation Library to Conduct Viatology Research in Austria, Germany

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The Worldwide Transportation Library (WWTL) provides road and railroad photographs to international travelers. This February, the WWTL will visit Germanic Europe to study the autobahns of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland to catalogue roadside conditions, traffic movement, and unique forms of exit signage. Photographs and videos taken from this tour will be posted to their website.

By expanding into Germanic portions of Europe, the WWTL will offer readers the opportunity to see roads that were widely considered a bellwether for fast, high-speed movement in the 20th century

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The Worldwide Transportation Library (WWTL, http://wwtl.info ) today announces its continuation of European road studies through an upcoming tour of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. By placing a large emphasis on viatology -- the scientific study of roads -- the WWTL intends to demonstrate the state of Germanic roads by capturing videos and photographs of them. These captures will be accompanied by roadside trivia and special distance charts that show distances between major cities.

Using cutting edge technologies, WWTL readers will be able to share these photographs and videos with friends and family through integrated Facebook, MySpace, and Delicious bookmarks. Also included in each photograph will be GPS coordinates that demonstrate the proximity of the road's location to nearby cities such as Munich and Bregenz, or culturally-significant placemarks like Lake Constance and the Odeonsplatz. Photographs can be resized with a simple mouse gesture, and videos can be set to full-screen mode through on-screen controls.

"What a great way for the WWTL to kick off 2010, by taking another European tour", states Carl Rogers, owner of the Worldwide Transportation Library. "Over the past seven years, our research and attention were largely paid to the Francophone regions of Europe. By expanding into Germanic portions of Europe, the WWTL will offer readers the opportunity to see roads that were widely considered a bellwether for fast, high-speed movement in the 20th century -- what an incredible feat that these were built in the harsh, jagged peaks of the region! That said, our roadside photographs and videos will certainly offer further depth into viatology, a burgeoning science that has many incredible and dedicated minds."

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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Worldwide Transportation Library
Carl Rogers
http://wwtl.info

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