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Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), today announces that Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council has used its digital mapping platform to create an interactive map of the key filming locations from hit television series, Game of Thrones.
With 38 Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful TV series ever made. Largely filmed in Northern Ireland, some of the show’s most dramatic scenes have played out against the backdrop of the region’s rugged coastlines, historic castles and expansive plateaus.
The new map, created by members of the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council’s IT team, allows fans of the show to locate the real-world settings of some of their favourite scenes. Providing the precise locations for many of the show’s most iconic settings, the map enables people to visit Dragonstone, the King’s Road and the Iron Islands for themselves.
Nial McSorley, digital services manager, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, said: “Game of Thrones has captivated audiences all around the world, and the show’s use of some of Northern Ireland’s most iconic scenery plays a large part in its ability to hold the attention of viewers, season after season. In creating this map, our team wanted to encourage fans of the show to come and visit the real-world locations of some of their favourite scenes and discover the beauty of Northern Ireland for themselves.”
Paul Synnott, director and country manager, Esri Ireland, said: “Game of Thrones has significantly raised the profile of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination and now, with this map, fans of the show from across the world can embark on a road trip that will take them through some of the series’ most impressive locations. Attractions such as The Dark Hedges near Stranocum, Ballintoy Harbour, and Downhill Beach have all been mapped out on Esri’s ArcGIS platform, providing a convenient point of reference for visitors to the area.”
Those who wish to use the map can do so at http://arcg.is/2vXy59A