Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Middle Earth on Google Maps

Middle Earth Map is an interactive map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. This one doesn't use the Google Maps API but the map is beautifully designed and it includes a nifty little feature to change the map labels from English to Elvish.

If your Spanish is better than your Elvish then you might want to check out La Tierra Media. This Google Map of Middle Earth includes a sidebar with links to zoom and pan the map to locations in Middle-Earth on the map (in Spanish).

If your English is better than your Spanish and Elvish then you need the Lord of the Rings - Middle Earth Map. This map also includes handy sidebar links to find locations on the map.

The Interactive Map of Middle Earth (site no longer works so link removed) uses the Google Maps API to create a simple interactive map of Middle Earth. There aren't any map markers or guides to the locations on the map but you can pan the map around to explore Tolkein's fantasy world.

And Finally -you can always use Google Maps walking directions to get directions to Mordor, although do remember that One Does not Simply Walk into Mordor.


Unknown said...

Hi, do you know if there is a plan underfoot for a Google maps version of Westeros and/or the land of a Song of Ice and Fire?

Keir Clarke said...

Did you see this post? It's the only map of Westeros I've seen so far.

Unknown said...

Really neat! Do you know if there are any plans to propose all the Middle-Earth maps in a similar way? Those that are reproduced in the various edition of the legendarium are often difficult to follow, as they are really small. Moreover, since Middle-Earth topography changes quite drammatically over time, it is sometimes confusing to figure out what matches what from one age to the other!

Anonymous said...

Please check your links again and update them. The last map's link goes to a spam/phishing site now.