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This page contains a number of files that map important locations for PKD's time in Orange County, taking a geospatial approach that attempts to think about PKD's relationship to place in his time here. There are three Google Earth files and one simplified version of one of those files in Google Maps (for ease of use). The pages that follow on A Scanner Darkly and Radio Free Albemuth, along with information and videos on those books, have the "raw" files of information on the locations used to build these maps.


PKD in the OC in Google Maps

A simplified Google Maps version of "Philip K. Dick's Time in Orange County" can be accessed as "PKD in the OC."
This link opens a map with locations important to PKD in Orange County: places PKD lived, settings for his books A Scanner Darkly and Radio Free Albemuth, and movie locations for Bladerunner.

PKD in the OC in Google Earth

To view the three files below (the link and  two downloads), you will need to open them in Google Earth.

The "Philip K. Dick's Time in Orange County" file below has four "layers" of information that can be viewed separately or together: "pinned" locations important to his life, with commentary; locations for A Scanner Darkly and Radio Free Albemuth, his two OC novels, with quotes; and locations for the movie Bladerunner, with commentary.

The "A Scanner Darkly: A Tour" file runs through the locations for A Scanner Darkly in order as a "tour" through the plot with expanded quotes and a commentary on spatial movement in the novel.

A half-hour guided voice tour of the above file that moves though the locations, taking a closer look at buildings, was too large to attach below. You can click the link here for A Voice Tour of A Scanner Darkly for a download that also runs in Google Earth.
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A Scanner Darkly The Tour.kmz
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David Sandner,
May 22, 2014, 9:07 PM
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Philip K Dicks Time in Orange County.kmz
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David Sandner,
May 22, 2014, 9:07 PM
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