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September 28, 2006

On the Road Google Maps mashup

Our friends over at World Hum recently hosted an interview with Michael Hess of Albuquerque, NM who—beginning last May—reread Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, and combined his love for literature, maps, and programming to reproduce Sal Paradise’s iconic journey across America via an impressive Google Maps mashup.

Each location throughout the book is represented as a waypoint on Google Maps, which, when clicked, links to a corresponding blog post offering up “a quote, some personal reflections, and some additional information,” about that particular section of Kerouac’s journey—beginning in Paterson, NJ.

You can read World Hum’s interview with Michael Hess in full here, or jump straight to the map here.

[Have a travel website or article to recommend? Send suggestions to Justin Glow at collective (at) vagabonding.net.]

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