Overview

Today's literary maps take full advantage of tools that are available online, particularly Google Maps. All of the literary maps in this section combine Google's mapping technology with an interactive interface that allows users to both scan the map for plotted points or search through an index of the mapped information. Two of these maps, the literary map of Brooklyn and the world map created by Placing Literature, gather geographically-linked literary information from their users. The other maps in this section are put together solely by their founding organizations, but may include information that is being regularly updated, even if not by an active user base. These online literary maps are innovative, living resources that bring an entirely new dimension to a decades-old educational tool.