Release Of Interactive Map To Accompany ‘For Those In Peril On The Sea’

23 Mar

For Those In Peril On The Sea is a novel about survival in a post-apocalyptic world that’s set in and around the northern Bahamas. Since this is not a part of the world many people are familiar with, I’ve put together an interactive map based around Google Earth which allows the readers to explore the real world locations and the landscapes where the book is set. Using this map, you can see where key events take place and also look at the routes the characters take between these locations.

The map (which can be found here) comes in different sections, each of which is specific to an individual chapter. For example, this is the map section for chapter two (this and the other screenshots for this post were taken on my Nexus 7):

Map Section For Chapter Two

Map Section For Chapter Two

This shows the locations mentioned in this chapter, as well as the route the characters took as they move from the lighthouse at Hole-in-the-Wall, where they first realise something is wrong with the world towards their intended destination of Miami. You can also zoom in and look at what happened at a finer scale. For example, you could zoom in on the area around Hole-in-the-Wall lighthouse (at the right-hand end of the above map) and examine the events that happen there, like this:

The Events At Hole In The Wall

The Events At Hole In The Wall

If you click on any of the symbols, an information window appears that provides a brief summary of what happened in the book there (warning: these may contain plot spoilers, so it’s better to look at the map section for each chapter once you’ve read it). Here’s one example of an information window for one of the locations at Hole-in-the-Wall:

Information About The First Attack

Information About The First Attack

Different colours are used for different groups of characters, so you can tell what each of they are doing. For example, blue is always used for events involving the central characters in the book (called Bill, Rob, Jon and CJ), while green is used for another group that they meet up with near Miami, as shown below in the map section for chapter three.

Events At Miami

Events At Miami

You can find the full map here on the website that’s been put together to accompany For Those In Peril On The Sea. I hope you find this a useful addition to the book itself and that it increases your enjoyment of the story told in it.

If you want to find out more about creating interactive map layers to accompany your stories, you can click here to find another post on this subject.

If you would be interested in having such layers created to accompany any of your own work, please email me at info[at]forthoseinperil.net and we can discuss it further.

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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle eBook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

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2 Responses to “Release Of Interactive Map To Accompany ‘For Those In Peril On The Sea’”

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