One map to rule them all: Google maps Middle Earth

Last updated 09:48 27/11/2013

Take a journey through Middle-earth in the latest Chrome Experiment.

Relevant offers

Film

Ghost in the Shell: Why it might just be Weta's best work yet Twist revealed in Jumanji reboot and Karen Gillan's outfit explained Ghost in the Shell: Early reviews for the New Zealand-shot sci-fi praise location What's Eating Gilbert Grape mother dies Scarlett Johansson would consider a career in politics Spider-Man: Homecoming gets trailer and it's all about the suit Six films set in 2017: Hollywood's dark visions of today Rotten Tomatoes is the worst thing about movie culture today, Hollywood director Brett Ratner says Pint-sized star Georgia Spillane 'stoked' to see herself in The Inland Road Christian Siriano gushes over Samira Wiley's wedding dress

Tolkien tourism has turned high-tech, as Hobbit fans are now able to tour Middle Earth on Google Maps.

Google and Warner Bros have collaborated to map out J.R.R Tolkien's fantasy world, as a promotion for the upcoming Hobbit sequel, The Desolation of Smaug.

The 3D interactive map is based on detailed drawings and maps by Tolkien.

Users can explore the fictional realms of Rivendell, Trollshaws and Dol Guldur on Chrome and Android, and encounter elves, wizards, trolls and other Middle Earth creatures along the way.

A Google spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal the joint project was a natural fit "because of all the geek fans everywhere".

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content