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ideas for Charts & Graphs/Characters and Charts & Graphs/Places

kesäkuu 1, 3:22 pm

I was looking in my Charts & Graphs section and I thought of a couple of suggestions for these pages.

When I look at the characters from my books, at the moment I can only see them in alphabetical order by name. I would like to sort them by the number of books they are in (I see that some "characters" are real persons, so it might result in a list of subjects I read the most about/I am the most interested in)

In Places ("Places within the books in Moloch's library"), it would be nice to have a world map where I can see all the places I've "visited" in my books (just like we have a map for authors' nationalities).
I don't know if fictional places and lands are also counted in Common Knowledge/Places, but they could be grouped in another fun statistic.

kesäkuu 1, 3:49 pm

>1 Moloch: Places can be fictional or real and there is no disambiguation or separation for that in the field - so a map may be... tricky (try to use a fictional place in Google Maps - some results are hilarious) :)

PS: Just a note. Not saying a map won't be fun.

kesäkuu 2, 2:24 am

Some fictional places have a more-or-less definite location in the real world - Lovecraft tells us that R'lyeh is at 47°9′S 126°43′W in the South Pacific - whereas others have aren't on Earth, or even in our spacetime continuum.

So I guess what I'm saying is that some fictional places would make sense to map alongside real ones, and some wouldn't.

kesäkuu 2, 5:36 am

I agree with >2 AnnieMod: and>3 AndreasJ:. But it could still be a fun feature.

Now I wonder where Mordor would get located ;)

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 2, 5:53 am

>3 AndreasJ:

And speaking of "not on Earth", science fiction of course offers plenty of real places that aren't either.

kesäkuu 2, 6:06 am

>4 Nicole_VanK:

If you take Hobbiton to be at the latitude and longitude of Oxford, and make some reasonable assumptions about projection, Mordor is in the Balkans.

kesäkuu 3, 5:52 am

Yes, I think my idea is fun but of course it would need some study. For example I see for some of my books the Place is "Afghanistan" (the whole country). Maybe it could be set to take only more limited areas into account, otherwise if on the map the whole country is marked as "visited", it would "swallow" other more precise locations (like if another book has "Place=Kabul", will it be mixed with the other results)?
For fictional places, there could be an additional list of "Places we did not find on the map", for Middle-Earth, Wonderland, etc.

And for science-fiction, a space map with all the distant planets you've "visited"!

kesäkuu 5, 1:09 pm

Moloch (#7):

The challenge is that Google Maps is perfectly happy to "find" fictional places on the map. Go to Google Maps and look up Wakanda or Narnia or the like. Stuff will turn up.