Interactive Map Site Lets You Travel the World Through the Lenses of Drones

Most of us have become accustomed to the amazing imagery of the world available on Google’s Street View, but a new site promises the same kind of virtual tourism from the aerial perspective of drones. 

Launched back in April by Switzerland-based Jan Hiersemenzel, TravelByDrone is a site that harnesses the power of YouTube and Google Maps to allow you to explore the planet via recorded drone footage.

An interactive Google Map of the world features pins displaying logos that indicate that drone footage is available. By clicking on one of the pins, you’re immediately shown YouTube footage of the geographic area shot by a flying drone. You can search for specific cities and even select footage based on timeliness, as the site’s orange pins indicate drone footage shot in recent months. … (Read more)