Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Gorgeous Novel Map


A God in Every Stone is a novel by Kamila Shamsie. To accompany the publication of the novel Kamila has released a gorgeous interactive map featuring some of the important locations in the novel. The novel takes place in the early 20th Century. However artifacts and events from the Persian Empire also impinge on the plot.

The map uses the Google Maps API and the Leaflet mapping library with some gorgeous custom map tiles. I love the fading in and out of the different custom map tiles on the map. Use the links at the bottom right of the map to switch between the map tiles. Clicking on the markers also switches the map tiles when they relate to a particular era covered in the novel.
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