Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Game of Thrones - Geological Map

Time again to delve into the region of geological fantasy. I have previously noticed that Middle-Earth from the J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings has had its climate modelled. But I’ve never seen anybody actually recreate a fantasy world’s geology, until now. Miles Traer and Mike Osborne from Stanford University has done just that. He has created a geological map and recreated the geologic history of the lands from the series Game of Thrones.

I’ve only watched one episode of Game of Thrones myself. I found it a little to confronting and violent. Yet, the storyline was very good. I can see why people really like the series. Though I’m a little surprised that someone is obsessed enough to develop a geological history of the area.

Miles Traer’s blog on the geology of Westeros and Essos can be found here.

Mike Osborne’s account of the geology of the Game of Thrones lands can be found on the American Geophysical Union Blog here.

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