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Hi, I'm Kris Kowal. I created, an interactive map of Middle-earth. I'm looking for assistance in cross-referencing the locations on the map with the articles on Tolkien Gateway.

Anyone can create references to Tolkien Gateway (or other references) by helping me populate this Google Docs spreadsheet.

When you browse the map, there are articles with references and etymology you can traverse on the top-right. If you follow the "comments" or "discussion" link at the bottom of these articles, there is a "MAP" link in the top-right corner of each location's page, which provides a URL that you could in-turn place in the corresponding article on Tolkien Gateway. That's one approach.

Alternately, I'm interested in finding a way to automate the generation of links, either way. I'm a pretty flexible programmer. I could scrape an index to generate rows for the spreadsheet above.

Once I can cross-reference article links with my catalog of typonyms, it would be trivial for me to construct a spreadsheet of what map links. This would probably be the first step in constructing an embeddable map badge with a thumnail of each location.

I'm pretty easy to find. My email address is I'm also reachable on the mailing list.