There are 150,939 books on the map that can be searched by countries, regions, or by any of the 18,842 specific places the books are set in or are about. Thanks to the efforts of users, this number is growing all the time.
In addition to powering the book map, the map enables geographically relevant book recommendations by providing books about a particular destination via an API. For example, a user can browse books on their smartphone or e-reader which are set in or about the place they are currently in.
This map is a project of Alexander Mackie. It began in 2014 as research into geoparsing and toponym resolution undertaken as part of the MSc in GIS at the University of Edinburgh.
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