Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Trans Siberian Express on Google Maps

Virtual Journey on Google Maps

If you like trains then you will love this Google Maps mashup. Google.ru have created this brilliant virtual journey of the Trans Siberian Express route using Google Maps and YouTube.

To start the journey just press play on the YouTube video and sit back and imagine you are travelling across Russia to Vladivostok. The video shows the view from the train and the location in the video is automatically updated on the Google Map in real time.

It is also possible to click on the town names along the route to skip to that section of the journey.

This mashup is a lot more sophisticated and much better done than some of my own Google Maps & YouTube virtual train journeys. However if you love trains you might also want to check out my mapped train journeys featuring YouTube videos:

The Orient Express
The Place on Wheels (India)
The Glacier Express
The Vermonter

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