Monday, April 07, 2014

A Game of Thrones Mapped

I think I've spotted the latest trend in online mapping - The Game of Thrones. I've no idea why this week of all weeks there is such a huge interest in George Martin's series of fantasy novels 'A Song of Ice and Fire'. Maybe Amazon has got a sale on.

Game of Thrones is an Esri StoryMap of Westeros and Essos. The map sidebar includes links to important locations on the two continents. If you zoom in on the map the sidebar updates to show links to important locations in the current map view. A drop-down menu also provides quick links to view important regions on the map.

If you prefer your interactive maps to use the Google Maps API then check out this Game of Thrones map. The Interactive Game of Thrones Map is a Google Map of the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos from George Martin's series of fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire.

As well as including all the locations in a Game of Thrones the map allows you to view the paths of all the characters as the story progresses. To view a character's path select their name from the map sidebar and use the timeline slider control.

The Westeros Map is another Google Map of the fictional continent of Westeros from George Raymond Richard Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels.

Westeros is the great continent in which the Seven Kingdoms resides and the map shows the location of important places in the novels. Clicking on a link in the map sidebar will zoom the map to the selected location.

Arya's Journey plots the story of Arya Stark,the youngest daughter and third child of Lord Eddard and Catelyn Stark of Winterfell. You can follow Arya's journey be clicking on the markers on the map or follow her journey in chronological order by using the forward and back buttons.

The map includes video interviews with Maisie Williams, the actress who plays Arya in HBO's Game of Thrones, and even includes a trailer for the new season. As well as the videos the map features photos from the television program and information about Ayra's story arc within the Game of Thrones.

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