Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ As Google Maps Ebook

February 10, 2014 | Andy Cush

In case you want to replicate everyone’s favorite overrated Beat Generation novel, this is On the Road for 17,527 Milesan ebook that catalogs every twist and turn in Sal Paradise’s epic cross-country journey as a set of Google Maps directions. “The exact and approximate spots Kerouac traveled and described are taken from the book and parsed by Google Direction Service API. The chapters match those of the original book,” writes the creator, Gregor Weichbrodt.

It’s 45 pages long of pure, unadulterated driving directions — “Passing through District of Columbia. Entering Maryland. Take the 2nd left onto US-1Alt N/Bladensburg Rd,” goes one particularly stirring passage — and if you’re interested, you can get a paperback edition here. Happy travels, mad ones.