Welcome to Middle Earth, Cork

2012/04/01 09:49

For April Fool's Day, Google have done something very special and created 8-Bit map tiles for google maps. Anyone who has played Zelda will love it. This is a map of where I live - Ballincollig is slap bang in the center, the 8-bit maps are (sadly) only available at town-level resolution, otherwise I'd be able to see my house and nearby green in glorious 8-bit splendour...

Hyrule - Cork

... Those place names...

... They're not made up - though they sound like names dreamt up by J.R.R. Tolkein. One of the cool things about living in Ireland (outside of Dublin) is you look at a map and can pretend you're living in Middle Earth.


Cartography, Maps, Google, April Fool, Cork