A long time ago, when HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation was just getting underway, showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff worried about getting viewers to understand the size and complexity of Westeros. A slick opening credits sequence nipped that concern in the bud, and many Americans now have a better handle on the Seven Kingdoms than they do on Europe.
We’ve seen a number of cool maps related to Game of Thrones, including imaginary subway transit routes and Super Mario-inspired stuff, but our new favorite here is this nice and clean Google Maps representation, which has all the major cities, roads, rivers, and mountain ranges imagineered by George R.R. Martin. You can now track Jaime Lannister’s hilariously undermanned excursion across Dorne. Sadly, you won’t be able to follow Tyrion’s route to Meereen; this map concentrates on the West.
For those who are really digging this thing, you can pick one up from creator MongoLife on Etsy. “Museum-quality poster made on thick, durable, matte 192 g/m2 paper.” Oh yeah, baby. You know how to make a nerd art collector weak in the knees.