Annotated Walking Dead Google Map

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t work for me either. Or maybe someone doesn’t want me to know…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Seriously. Anyone know what the deal is with this map?

  3. jawsy says:

    Yep, you guys aren’t the only ones. It’s not working for me either.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Any updates on the map yet? Does still not seem to work anymore. Shortlink also doesn’t work.

  5. Larskydoodle says:

    @ #11, FRESHYILL:

    Yeah, but that wasn’t included in the link in my RSS feed I clicked on. And the “Issues 1 to 64″ is BELOW the picture that gives away part of the future of Morgan Jones and his son, anyway.

  6. Tony Moore says:

    Holy cow!

    -T

  7. WalterBillington says:

    Is Peter Mandelson on it?

  8. Dead Geek says:

    I’m the creator of the Google map. Sorry that the link doesn’t work. The site got zapped but is now back up:

    http://sturly.com/arx9

    Enjoy!

  9. freshyill says:

    @MORTIS

    Not bad, but I’d leave out anybody who’s already in a popular show like Mary Louise Parker and Sam Trammell.

    I’m pulling for Chad Coleman from “The Wire” as Tyreese, but I’m fully expecting the show to be cast with 95% unknown actors. Not necessarily “never acted before” types, but “yet to make their mark” types. I think that’s probably a good thing.

  10. Anonymous says:

    yeah i cant see anything either, anyone know why

  11. Avram / Moderator says:

    Damon @14, my gaming group (for a Harry Dresden game based in NYC) has used some online tools too, but not as intensively as you guys did. In our first session, a huge zone of silence fell over part of Manhattan. To figure out where the center of it was, we used one of those sites that uses Google Maps to impose a nuclear bomb blast radius on a map. It turned out, totally unplanned, that the center of the region was very close to the apartment building a friend of ours lives in.

  12. mortis says:

    @freshyill: yeah, complete unknowns would be awesome, but you see that so rarely that i’m assuming they’ll throw in some star-power. heck, a few of the characters aren’t gonna last past 2-3 episodes anyway, so great potential for guest stars.

    i also incorporated google maps into my pen and paper rpg, the Dead, quite a while back. mine was a more analog solution of just printing them off (or just using a local city map) and using push pins to denote locations of interest, but if you’re a digital GM, this is a great solution.

    ^m^

  13. Anonymous says:

    Arg… I dare not look at this, as I only read the graphic novels and don’t want to spoil issues 61-64. Bookmarked.

  14. Larskydoodle says:

    You should’ve included a spoiler alert, for those of us who’ve only read up to, say, #48 or so.

  15. freshyill says:

    This is fantastic. It’s kind of creepy to look at some of the early locations, like the zombie bicyclist and think that Kirkman really might have scoped out the location.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Yup – I can’t see anytyhing besides a map either.

    And I really want to!

  17. Anonymous says:

    “This comic actually takes place in the real world…” Well of course it does! You weren’t one of those people who thought zombies were fictional, were you? It’s skeptics like you that will threaten all our lives during the coming zombie apocalypse.

  18. Anonymous says:

    For those of you who still want to see the map. Here is a NEW link:

    http://url2it.com/dcsp

  19. scatpack says:

    Where the heck is the link?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Glad you’re enjoying it guys! Hope you keep checking in from time to time.

  21. Anonymous says:

    How long until someone tries to pull this down like they butchered the Wikipedia entry for the Walking Dead recently? It used to be chock full of detail, but some of the mods are working to chop it down. It’s a zombie of it’s former self.

  22. subliminati says:

    Am I the only one who cant load this? Link goes to a map, but no annotations…

  23. freshyill says:

    @scatpack It’s the (Thanks, Sam!).

    Confused me at first too.

  24. freshyill says:

    @larskydoodle

    “This is a Google map that tracks all the events from issue 1 to 64″

    That sounds like a spoiler warning to me.

  25. remthewanderer says:

    HOLY SPOILER ALERT! I did not read the entire post. I just got so excited that someone put this all on map I just started clicking. Volume 10 of the TPB is on the way from amazon! I can’t wait.

  26. mortis says:

    wow, outstanding work!!

    i’m still playing with my dream cast for the AMC series. here’s what i got so far:
    http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1176/walkingdeadcast.jpg

  27. freshyill says:

    @larskydoodle

    OK then yeah, a spoiler warning would have been nice. I generally read the RSS feeds too, but as soon as I see The Walking Dead in the title, I click over to the site and start running my mouth in the comments.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t work for me either. My login doesn’t work anymore, either; anyone have contact info for the site? I can’t find a link…

  29. Damon_TFB says:

    Earlier this summer, a friend ran a game of All Flesh Must Be Eaten where he insisted that everyone play themselves. We all work together and took over a conference room one Friday night.

    The buildup was that we were gaming at work one Friday night and when we done, we found we couldn’t leave because an area around our building was cordoned off due to a zombie outbreak. We had to either get out of the interdicted zone or survive in place for six months.

    The coolest thing about it was how the GM used Google Maps to manage our escape. He used the overhead satelite views mostly, but whenever we needed to know details (Are there any zombies on this street corner?), he would switch to Street View. If there were any pedestrians, then they were automatically zombies. At one point, we were running from a horde of fast zombies and couldn’t find a vehicle, so we decided to make a stand:

    “We’ve got to make a stand somewhere”

    “Let’s use that building there.”

    “What kind of building is it?”

    GM: Let’s see.

    Turns out it was a Budget rent-a-car! We found keys and a gun and got the hell out of Dodge!

  30. Anonymous says:

    Cynthiana is my hometown and the location listed as the hospital isn’t correct. It’s actually pretty close to the location that is listed as Rick’s house. Go up to E Pikes street and then head east. The big open area with a path is actually Battle Grove Cemetery and then right next to that is the hospital.

  31. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    Damon, sounds great! A really nice use of the tech, although you’d never be able to play in the same spot twice :)

  32. ryan-t says:

    Next, we need to build a Zombie attack Google Map where we can track zombie movements across the map in case of a zombie outbreak.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Too cool! I’ve thought of doing something similar with my fiction, but I’ve been too lazy. Shame on me, but good for them!!

    I hope to see more of this kind of thing.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, neither are working, where can I find this?!

  35. Tony Moore says:

    @ #5:
    The beauty of it was that Kirkman didn’t have to scope the location, because Rick’s town is the town Kirkman and i both grew up in. He just had to write whatever location he was thinking of in the script, and i knew exactly what he meant because it was the town where we’d both spent most of our lives. I had to take an occasional reference photo (which sometimes meant being hassled by cops), just to nail the details of a scene when i was drawing it, but most everything in Cynthiana was just the stuff we’d known since we were kids.

    -T

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