Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – in Google Earth

James Joyce is often considered to be one of the most significant writers of the 20th century. His novel “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” is an autobiographical coming-of-age story in which he depicts a gifted young man’s gradual attainment of maturity and selfconciousness. The work is full of geographic references, especially to Dublin where the main character lives. A ‘davidherring’, at the Google Earth Community, posted a collection of nearly 100 placemarks showing references to locations mentioned in the book. Most of the placemarks have excerpts showing where the location was mentioned, and they are organized according to chapters. See the post for more details and links to reference material. This is an excellent example of geodocumenting literary material.

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.

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