From now on, book entries featured on Google Books will include a section called 'Places mentioned in this book'. The section has a map from Google Maps with pins showing locations included in the text.
Below the map, lists of place names, links to pages where the places are mentioned, as well as text excerpts are displayed.
"Why not visualise places mentioned in books on a map?" wrote David Petrou, a Google software engineer, in the official Book Search blog . "Now you can. Fact, fiction, old and new, we seek to present maps when helpful across all kinds of books."
"We hope this feature helps you plan your next trip, research an area for academic purposes, or visualise the haunts of your favourite fictional characters," he added.