Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Film Locations on Google Maps

QuoVadis Live!

QuoVadis Live! allows anyone to map events and tours. The resulting maps include nearby hotels and Panoramio photos.

As well as mapping music and sports events and tours QuoVadis can also be used to show the locations used in feature films. The Filming Locations category allows users to map movie locations, attaching any relevant clips from YouTube.

This example is a map showing the locations of John Borman's 1981 movie Excalibur.

Filmaps

Filmaps is a new film locations website that also uses Google Maps to show the locations of movies. Filmaps want to help movie fans find the locations in their favourite movies.

It is possible to search Filmaps for a particular film or it is possible to search a location to see which film was made there. For example, a search for the Eiffel Tower reveals that four films in the Filmaps database have used the famous landmark as a location.

Each film has its own Google Map. When you are browsing a film's locations it is very easy to add another location if you know of one that hasn't already been added. To do so you just press the 'add a location button' and complete a very short form.

Meipi
Meipi have a Cinemadrid map that includes a number of locations from films shot in the Spanish capital. There are a lot of locations from Almodóvar's films on this map. Clicking on a film will load a YouTube clip of the relevant scene.

Previously Featured

Movie Landmarks:

Brian Lane's MovieLandmarks.com is a "location-based movie landmark search engine". Location and media data are added by users and the resulting data is then mashed up for all to explore! For an example check out this Blues Brothers landmark.

New York in the Movies
A New York movie map, described as "..Your guide to filming locations in one of the greatest cities in the world. Featuring locations for 132 scenes from 72 different movies and television shows, and growing."

For more TV & Movie maps search under media in the Google Maps Mania Directory.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Keir!

There is one particular Meipi with filming locations in Madrid (though it includes other places too); so plenty of Almodóvar movies in there... 8-)

Link: http://meipi.org/cinemadrid

I thought it might be of your interest...

Cheers!
Guillermo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking to movielandmarks again, I'm in the middle of a redesign of the site right now so things are likely to be a bit messy.

Brian

david said...

Thanks a lot for linking to filmaps.com

We've some suggests to improve site and other new features for next versions that I hope we can do it as son as possible.

David from www.filmaps.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks also for linking to quovadislive.com . It's really encouraging to see our work being recognized in such a great way. We're always working on new features and next week we're releasing a cool way to embed event maps created by our users. Thank you also for your great work in keeping all of us informed on original and creative google maps aplications out there. It's always inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ok, I've fixed up a bug that was causing IE7 to fail, and I've re-implemented jumping to a landmark. The new link to the Blues Brothers bridge jump is http://take2.movielandmarks.com/#landmark-B0009UC810-105

I had to change the video because YouTube took down the good one.

Brian