Google Books geographical display

Interesting new capability from Google Books. It can pull out all the places mentioned in a given book, and show them on an interactive Google map.

Here’s what Space, Power and Knowledge looks like:

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It’s not always accurate: for example there’s a tab over Lyon because we mention a book by an author with that name. Also it doesn’t pick up some places in India.
But on the whole this is a pretty remarkable feature.

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