Google Maps Gives An Inside Look At Game Of Thrones
Users can check out a comprehensive list of filming locations via Street View.
Welcome back to Westeros: Coinciding with the return of Game of Thrones, Google Maps has updated its Street View feature with a host of new show-related content, giving users a look at a comprehensive list of filming locations used in the HBO hit.
Viewers not completely caught up should beware a few location-related spoilers — the Tower of Joy is described in detail, for example — but the move will likely have more than a few fans using Google Maps to check out the new visuals as the seventh season of the show kicks into gear.
Winter Is Here — And So Are New Google Features
Starks and Targaryens aside, Google has been busy with a suite of updates lately: Just last week, it added connections for booking and discovering nearby spas, salons, yoga studios, and more self-care through its Reserve With Google feature — available through a dedicated site, as well as through search and Google Maps.
Essentially, most of Google’s recent moves have been aimed at making the connection between searching for a place and actually getting there more seamless — something that matters immensely for local businesses looking to show up in the micro-moments when consumers are looking for “what to know, go, do, or buy.”
Unfortunately, we can’t actually visit the world of Game of Thrones. But the Google Maps update makes for a fun way to engage with one of pop-culture’s biggest phenomenons — and bridge real-world location with a fantasy world that’s a little obsessed with maps itself.
“As fans prepare for the episodes to come,” Google said in a statement, “they can now go back to the iconic places and scenes with the most famous families in the Seven Kingdoms: the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens.”
Check it out here.