Thursday, April 20, 2017

30 Years of The Simpsons

The Simpsons are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The first ever short episode of The Simpsons appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. Remarkably Bart Simpson doesn't look a day older now than he did in that first ever episode.

A new Esri Story Map of Springfield has been released to celebrate this 30th anniversary. The map not only allows you to explore America's most famous town but also includes a wealth of information about the show and all the main characters. As you progress through the Interactive Simpsons Story Map you are introduced to the show's characters and also shown where they live on the Springfield map.

You can also explore the map yourself. If you click on any of the colored building footprints on the map an information window will open with a description of the selected building.

The Simpson's City Map provides a bird's eye view of Springfield. This map allows you to explore an oblique view of Springfield and view places of interest in the town, such as the home of the Simpsons family (742 Evergreen Terrace) and the location of's first ever Kwik-E-Mart.

If you select a marker on The Simpson's City Map you can learn more about some of the town's most important locations, The Simpson's City Map also include an attempt to crowd-source information. If you have information about a building on the map you can press the 'contribute' button to submit your own knowledge about the town of Springfield.

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