See what you read with Googlelitrips
July 25, 2010 4:22 PM Subscribe
posted by TrarNoir (10 comments total)
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is a website that utilizes Google Earth to show readers the important locations in books they are reading.
While it focuses on children’s books from an educational point of view, there are maps for a variety of works from Make Way for Ducklings
to The Odyssey
to The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
. A complete list of the Lit Trips is here
Note: you can get a feel for the project by just exploring the site, but to access maps for individual works, you must have Google Earth
and you must download a .kmz file. If you do so, each file opens up to placemarks relevant to that literary work, paired with matching quotes and often additional links about the place.