Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Placing Literature crowdsources literary mapping

Placing Literature

Placing Literature is a crowdsourcing website that maps literary scenes that take place in real locations. Anyone with a Google login can add a place to the literary database and share it over social media. Since its launch in May 2013, nearly 3,000 places from MacBeth’s castle to Forks High School have been mapped by users all over the world. 
Readers, tourists, authors, publishers, librarians, museum directors, cultural organizations and academics all use Placing Literature geo-tagged information to provide location context to literature. 
A great idea that's barely scratched the surface. I'm only afraid that if I start contributing, it's going to be hard to stop.

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