The Ultimate ‘Jaws’ Location Guide Uses Google Earth

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

Ever wanted to explore the charming town of Amity Island from the classic movie Jaws? Sadly that’s not possible since its fictional but all is not lost because a few longtime fans have created The Ultimate JAWS Locations Guide. Created by David Bigelow, Jim Beller and John Campopiano, The Ultimate Jaws Location Guide is now live for your enjoyment, providing a virtual tour of the successful franchise’s filming locations.

The creative team notes in the official press release, “Using Google Earth technology, our ultimate goal is for this map to be the most comprehensive and accurate Jaws location resource anywhere.” That’s right, you can almost see Chief Brody walking down the street as you explore every significant location that was used during production of the 1975 blockbuster.

The 3D map is best experienced using Google Chrome and Google Earth on desktop or mobile respectively. The creators are true aficionados of the Spielberg classic and have seamlessly incorporated over 70 key points of interest associated with the acclaimed film. Locations for the film primarily took place at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The map also includes specific areas in Los Angeles where other shots from Jaws were filmed, as well as Martha’s Vineyard locations used in the filming of Jaws 2 and Jaws: The Revenge.

Want to see where Chrissie’s death scene took place? Check. How about the Brody house? Check. Town Hall? It’s there. The map will be available online in both desktop and mobile formats so that it can be enjoyed at home or as a mobile companion to visiting Martha’s Vineyard and touring the specific locations in person. If that’s not enough to rock your boat, the team also included production sites in Los Angeles for Jaws 2 and Jaws the Revenge. In what is called “the most comprehensive and accurate Jaws location resource anywhere,” exploring the interactive map might be the best thing to come out of the stay-at-home order.

So strap on your VR helmet and heartily enjoy a pleasant trip around one of the most iconic films in history.


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