Linking location references
January 28th, 2007

“Google has said it has begun combining online books with its mapping software to guide readers to places described in print,”news reports.”Google Books has started to “animate the static information” in written works by linking location references to its interactive Google Maps software. Clicking on words pinpointing certain places in books will connect readers to maps of the spots, Google engineer David Petrou said. Titles already augmented with interactive maps include Around the World in Eighty Days, War and Peace, The Travels of Marco Polo, and The 9/11 Commission Report, according to Google”.

Google mashes books and maps

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