Places Quoted in Shakespeare in Google Earth

Places quoted in Shakespeare literature in Google EarthNow you can look at the places quoted in Shakespeare (85 placemarks). Someone named “H21” from France posted the placemarks at the Google Earth Community and it has been a very popular post. The author must be a literature professor as he purposely left off a few places and challenged people to find the missing quoted places. One of the Google Earth team members added a custom placemark which has a picture of Shakespeare.
I predict many other literature maps will be ported over to Google Earth as well. This is an excellent application of mapping technology. A few weeks ago I wrote about a similar application where the locations of “The Lord of the Rings” movie scenes were shot.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. I just stumbled upon this fascinating website today. I am just beginning to explore it. What does “reged” mean in the contributors’ descriptions? How can I find other literature-related maps?

  2. Fascinating, and a great, useful accomplishment!
    Could you possibly add the Forest of Arden? Supposedly near Startford; Shake’s wife was Mary Arden; and the Forest of Arden is the site of As You Like It.

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