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GeoVerse

 

What is GeoVerse®? How can I live a book?

GeoVerse® is the latest evolution in book publishing that helps readers take the reading experience to places it has never been by guiding them to locations in the real world. Each book powered by GeoVerse® contains sections that allow readers to learn more about a specific topic through either online video and/or audio or, by using a GPS-enabled device (Global Positioning System), they can be guided to a location in the real world that corresponds to the section.

Created in conjunction with teachers seeking to make learning more enjoyable and publishers seeking to enhance the book-reading experience, GeoVerse® works with traditional printed books as well as ebooks.

Scattered throughout each GeoVerse®-powered book are coded entries set apart from the text by parentheses that begin with the name GeoVerse® and are followed by a  number — for example, (GeoVerse®286). In the ebook version of a GeoVerse® book, the reader merely needs to click the hyperlinked entry. The hyperlink will open up the GeoVerse® page at SherpaMultimedia.com that corresponds to that coded entry. On that Web page the reader will find a hint about what the entry is or where it is located and either a video to watch, audio to hear or a pair of GPS-friendly files that can be used with any smartphone or GPS device to guide the reader to the location in the real world. The pair of GPS files each contain the same information but allow the reader the choice of how he or she wishes to experience the location in real life: either via a Google Map that offers instant directions on any GPS-enabled handheld (smartphone, iPad, etc. Note: not all Kindles are loaded with GPS software) or a GPX-coded file that can be downloaded and synced to any traditional GPS device (Garmin, Magellan, etc.) for later use.

For a traditionally printed book, the reader merely needs to go to the GeoVerse® page at SherpaMultimedia.com (SherpaMultimedia.com/GeoVerse) and scroll down to find the code for the entry in question.

GeoVerse® is a complementary and enjoyable way to extend your learning experience beyond the printed page. You decide how much you want to participate, or even at all. You can easily skip right over the GeoVerse® entries and continue reading if you have no interest in viewing any online videos, listening to any online audio or being guided to locations in the real world. Or you can experience GeoVerse® after you’ve finished reading the book. Or you can enjoy each GeoVerse® entry as you come across them in the book. It’s your choice.

 
 
GeoVerse®
ENTRY
MEDIA
TYPE
FILES

GeoVerse011:

Babe Ruth's
"Called Shot"
home run
(extended information)

VIDEO

VIDEO

Don't believe everything that you see.
(also available online on at YouTube)
Alleged video of Babe Ruth's home run in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series.

GeoVerse022:

Mordecai
"Three-Finger" Brown
Monument
(extended information)

GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device)

GeoVerse030:

Anna Sage's
Apartment
Becomes a Park
(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device)

GeoVerse041:

Last Steps of
John Dillinger

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse056:

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse063:

Out Of
Left Field

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse077:

Cloud Gate
&
Lakefront Park

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse084:

Beyond
The
Vines

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse091:

Al Capone
&
Gabby Hartnett

(extended information)
VIDEO

VIDEO

(also available online on at YouTube)
Al Capone planned to make Cubs owner William Wrigley "an offer he couldn't refuse" and worked with players and executives in several ways behind the scenes.

GeoVerse101:

The
Hotel
Carlos

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse111:

Valentine's
Day
Massacre

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse122:

Green Mill
Cocktail
Lounge

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse133:

Lee
Elia
Rant

(extended information)
AUDIO

AUDIO

(WARNING: Not suitable for young people. NSFW.)

GeoVerse144:

Cap
Anson's
Last Gift

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse155:

William
Hulbert's
Big Ball

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse166:

Start Of
Global Sports
Manufacturing

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )

GeoVerse177:

Spalding's
Worst
Idea

(extended information)
PHOTO

PHOTO

One of the worst ideas in basebll history was a joke to fans but it was the genius innovator who was laughing all the way to the bank.

GeoVerse188:

Slide
Kelly
Slide

(extended information)
VIDEO

Video

(also available online on at YouTube)
"Slide Kelly Slide" was the first pop song in music history and was based on the running style of Chicago's most popular player, Mike "King" Kelly."

GeoVerse199:

Hey Hey
Holy
Mackerel

(extended information)
VIDEO

Video

(also available online on at YouTube)
Chicago Cubs teammates Gene Oliver, Willie Smith and Nate Oliver sing "Hey Hey Holy Mackerel" from the album "Cub Power."

GeoVerse200:

Men
In
Blue

(extended information)
VIDEO

Video

(also available online on at YouTube)
Members of the 1984 Chicago Cubs team sing "Men in Blue."

GeoVerse210:

Mongo's
Ejection

(extended information)
VIDEO

Video

(also available online on at YouTube)
Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Steve "Mongo" McMichael becomes an historic ejection at Wrigley Field.

GeoVerse220:

Billy
Sunday
In Action

(extended information)
VIDEO

Video

(also available online on at YouTube)
Contemporary christianity was forever altered by Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Sunday at the turn of the century.

GeoVerse230:

Eddie
Waitkus
Shooting

(extended information)
GPS

Google Map

(for smartphone use -
get driving or walking
directions to location )

GPX

(for GPS device -
GPX file that can be saved
and uploaded to GPS device )
 
 

 

 
         
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