Google Maps Watches Too Much Television
Since the writers’ strike started, I’ve found myself watching a lot less television, and to be honest, having an extra hour or so per night is quite nice. I’m sure that a lot of "Lost" fans will tune in to the season four premiere on January 31st, however, and in the meantime, a Google Map may be of some interest.
On the Google LatLong Blog, Jessica Lee notes, "It includes all the places mentioned on the show, such as where Sawyer grew up, the flight path of Oceanic 815, and the locations of the Hanso Foundation offices. It also has a ton of interesting trivia. For example, did you know that the characters were lying whenever they mentioned Canada?"
But as Lee points out, a key fact about this map is that it’s user-created, and not a product of Mountain View’s might. Dudu Maroja gets credit for the actual content, while Google deserves some applause for having such flexible software.
On that note, Lee also links to maps relating to several other shows; "Veronica Mars" and "The Sopranos" were two titles that caught my eye. Also, although I can’t bring myself to link to them, there are some "American Idol" maps out there. So if anyone’s looking for TV-related stuff to do, Google and a handful of dedicated fans have given you few options.