The perennial central project of the European Centre for Culture and Information in Thuringia is the develoment of a VIA REGIA-Geographical Informationsystem (GIS) about the European VIA REGIA-corridor.

Perspectively it establishes the information and communication base for different forms of regional and international cooperation within the frame of VIA REGIA networks and moreover it includes a high (cultural) touristical serviceability.

The objective of a Geographical Information System VIA REGIA is a preferably diversified and detailed presentation of objects and events within the VIA REGIA corridor in 10 European countries in future. The system should visualize the connection of the route in a length of 4.500 km through Europe and at the same time should provide the exactness that is necessary for a real touristical serviceability also for peripheral areas.

In this visualization we do not display only the historical route courses. We also use present forms of the VIA REGIA within the European Development Corridor III e.g. the highway as well as hiking and biking trails. By mouse-click the user is able to fade in and combine the drawn VIA REGIA courses in any order.

The following themes should be presented in the online platform:

The user can fade in these objects along the chosen route courses. In doing so the respective institutions and events appear in form of pictogrammes within the map. On pictogramme mouse-over the name of the object appears on mouse-click an additional window including detailed information opens up. With that users can compose their individual tours - geographically and thematically. Rural regions benefit from the equal presentation within the system next to popular destinations.

Thus we are able to communicate the historic dimension of the route and its present richness at the same time. The VIA REGIA presented as European landscape of memory consisting of existing, remaining and emerging contents.