Against the Day Weblog

February 1, 2008

Against the Map

Filed under: Map — basileios @ 6:56 am
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I am about to start the second reading of Against the Day so this blog will come back to life shortly. I have also decided to play a different game as i am reading Against the Day by plotting on Google Maps locations that are mentioned in the book. For this reason I have prepared this Against the Day Google Map intending to put ‘pins’ on it as the reading progresses. It would have been a good idea to have a back-forth relation between entries of this blog and pins on the map but I am not sure whether this is possible. The plan is to have another type of reference for Against the Day using this map.



  1. cool!

    „I am not sure whether this is possible“
    Read this articel „Generate KML with google spreadsheets“.

    Comment by Werner Presber — February 20, 2008 @ 10:47 pm | Reply

  2. I attempted this very challenge during my 2nd reading, upon a real paper map. It evolved from a gross assembly of place names to a “chronological” (when possible) plotting of specific character/character-group paths. this became more and more physically frustrating as the narrative progressed(no wall map is big enough!) and I’ve since dreamed of a more complete and accessible digital form. cheers and encouragement!

    Comment by Ukelangelo — February 26, 2008 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  3. @werner presbner wow, thanks for that link, My big obstacle with this was the fact that I had issues with editing the placees i was going to add. This mapper is definitely a lifesaver.

    @ukelangelo. Thanks for the encouragement. Id love to see a photo of that map!

    Comment by basileios — March 3, 2008 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  4. i axually LIVE (sutch azzittizz) in and amongst some of the places listed/mentioned. t.p. does indeed delve into the extradimensionality of these locales. makes ya’ look twice (if one is accustomed to only lookin’ once). so, i look 3 times, if i have the time, and the volition.

    Comment by kro magnon — September 1, 2008 @ 4:19 am | Reply

  5. Hot damn! this is exactly what i was looking for.
    Many thanks.

    Comment by Zeke Rothios — March 15, 2009 @ 3:34 am | Reply

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