Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The James Bond Tracking Map

People love James Bond films for the set-piece action scenes, the amazing cars, lethal gadgets and crazy arch-villains. I also love them for the stunning worldwide set locations. When you go to a James Bond film you know that you are going to be taken on a non-stop roller coaster ride of action set against a backdrop of some of the world's most iconic global locations.

Esri UK also seem impressed with James Bond's choice of destinations and have therefore created the James Bond Travel Map. The map shows the locations around the world which James Bond has visited on Her Majesty's Service.

Press 'play' on the map and a number of great circle polylines are animated on the map showing Bond's journey from London to locations around the world. Once the animation has finished playing markers appear on the map. You can then click on the marker to find out in which Bond movie the location appeared in.

Unfortunately that is as far as this map goes. I know that for copyright reasons Esri probably can't show clips from the films. However the map could at least show some photos of some of these amazing global locations.

If you are a fan of James Bond then you might also like Assist Moneypenny, a Street View based game from Sony released to promote the upcoming James Bond film Spectre.
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