LibrAdventures is a neat use of Google Maps that displays the place and the events that influenced famous authors and their works. LibrAdventures also includes some artists and film directors. You can explore LibrAdventures by selecting a name, a location, or an event from the drop-down menus at the top of the LibrAdventures homepage. You can also explore LibrAdventures by clicking placemark icons on the map.
Applications for Education
LibrAdventures could be a good resource for helping students see the connection between place and stories. You could have students create their own LibrAdventure-like maps on Google Maps.
H/T to Google Maps Mania.