Exploring with GIS: A StoryMap of the Silk Road

Exploring with GIS: A StoryMap of the Silk Road

Join journalist and National Geographic Fellow, Paul Salopek, as he follows in our ancestors' footsteps—literally! Paul’s 10-year trek on foot follows the path of human migration and aims to tell local stories about our changing world. Story maps from Paul's photos, videos, and writing dispatches help share these stories with the world, like his modern take on the ancient Silk Road. This "road" was a network for goods, people, information, and culture to travel between distant parts of Asia and other parts of the world. Paul's journey takes him along part of this influential route and shows him how important the area still is for many of the same reasons. Telling stories like these through maps brings us from a global level to the local level and can inspire us all to be more global citizens.


5 - 12+


Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Human Geography, Social Studies, Ancient Civilizations

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April 22, 2024

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