Stop Press for July 17th

July 18, 2010

  • Gutenkarte » Book Catalog "Gutenkarte is a geographic text browser, intended to help readers explore the spatial component of classic works of literature. Gutenkarte downloads public domain texts from Project Gutenberg, and then feeds them to MetaCarta's GeoParser API, which extracts and returns all the geographic locations it can find."


  1. Really interesting idea – the narrow focus on majority Dead White European Men is a bit of a disappointment though. Hopefully they will expand in future…

    Comment by Jess — July 18, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

  2. You’re not wrong, but Gutenberg is only texts from the public domain, so pre-1920s. Gutenkarte’s scope is limited by that, not by prejudice.

    Comment by James Bridle — July 20, 2010 @ 8:44 am

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